Talking with Bram Cohen about P2P TV

The Long Tail: Talking with Bram Cohen about P2P TV: Chris Anderson writes about Bram Cohen, the inventor of BitTorrent, and a conversation about distributing network television via P2P. Chris and Bram think it would be a good idea of course as do I. It’s an innovative solution.

The problem is though you are not dealing with innovators in network television executives and thus in my opinion we unfortunately are not likely to see anything like this anytime soon. Instead, illegal copies will continue to circulate.

Personally I’m not too disappointed as I find myself watching less and less television these days anyways. I’m down to one show, Six Feet Under, and even with that I’m now 4 weeks behind. Shhhh. don’t give anything away. The problem is competing media that increasingly moves me away from television. The primary culprits? Flickr. Photography. Blogging. RSS.