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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..."

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