In 1994, I was working for HBO at a low-level programming job.
My central task was to get HBO streaming interactively on cable lines.
I said to my boss, “The technology to do this is already done. It’s called the web. Why do I have to invent an entirely new way to stream content?”
He said, “James. Calm down. The cable guys know what they are doing. This internet thing is popular with academics but is just a fad.”
And that was that… Continue reading