They said the revolution would not be televised
...and they were right!
With the release of the Apple TV Apple has once again followed a recipe it already unleashed on the music, publishing, software apps and gaming industry as well as the movie industry. The recipe is quite simple: first you publish what the gate keepers have in their vault. Next you open the back door for the independent content which are rejected by the major conglomerates.
Apple Democracy Versus Corporatism
Little does the public notice that all media has fallen in the hands of a little group of men in the United States, since Bill Clintons Telecommunications Act of 1996 which abolished a democratic insurance that the united states remained a government of the people and by the people.
The article goes on to draw the big picture of what the writer Brian Floe calls "Apples war on television" and includes a few illustrations and complimentary YouTubes.
The whole article here
Very interesting indeed. And I'm surprised no one else is picking up on these things? I think the world would become a better place too if television news were making so much money scaring the population into submission and getting rich off of spreading conspiracy theories about Bin Laden and Al Qaeda / Saddam / violent crime gangs etc. etc.
(look up the word "conspiracy theories" before assuming the common misuse of the word is correct).
All in all - I reallly think Apple has a winner with the new Apple TV. They will rule the living rooms of the world ...and thereby pave the way for decentralized information reaching the viewers across the planet. It's like going on the internet through your television.