O'Reilly Radar: The Connection Between Short, Modular and Open
Jan 23, 2007, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim O'Reilly)
"How did we get from the two-hour film to the 24-minute TV
sitcom? Why is it that the Academy award-winning short film of
yesteryear was watched by a few thousand, while a YouTube clip shot
on a camera phone might be watched by hundreds of thousands or even
millions of viewers? While movie studios were protecting their
two-hour movies from redistribution on the net, viewers are forming
new habits on new devices. The medium changes the format in which
content is delivered.
"I think about this a lot in the context of publishing..."