commented on It's Been a Bad Year for Television
There is no reason that consumers can't pick there own channel package. If cable companies introduced a system where you could choose a predetermined amount of channels (15, 25, 50) of your choosing at a reasonable price (say $25.00 $35.00 $50.00) then they might experience some growth.
It would also be nice if there were a package available with no religious or shopping channels. People would buy that package.
Also, it's incredibly annoying that programs aren't available to HULU at the broadcast time. If I watch a program "live" I can change the channels during commercials. Watching on the computer, if I watch a program streaming, I am actually stuck with the commercial, which seems advantageous to both the programmer and the sponsor, so why do I have to wait a day (or more) to watch what I want to watch?
commented on The Great Comet Caper
In the old days, those bills were occaissionally raked off the ceiling and a few free rounds on the house were doled out. I doubt any bills up there were 30 years old, but probably ten years or so.