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For six years, the Internet Nexus served as my technology blog, but I've since started blogging at the SuperSite Blog instead. If you're looking for the blog, please head there. --Paul
Thursday, September 20, 2007
NBC to Offer Downloads of Its ShowsThe New York Times:
NBC Universal said yesterday that it would soon permit consumers to download many of NBC’s most popular programs free to personal computers and other devices for one week immediately after their broadcasts.This whole thing is stupid, which is pretty much all I have to say on this.
Moving on, I just have to comment on a semi-related topic. We subscribe to the print version of The New York Times, and it's one of two newspapers I read each day. (The other is the increasingly uninteresting Boston Globe.) For some reason I can't honestly fathom, the NBC story noted here was on the front page of the newspaper today, and not just on the front page, but on the top of the front page. Meanwhile, a story about Dan Rather suing CBS News for violating his contract and prematurely ending his career there is relegated to Business section of the paper, despite allegations of evidence that might exonerate him in part regarding his role in a report about US president Bush's National Guard service. This was a major national news story. NBC posting Web downloads of its TV shows, obviously, is not. What the frick is up with The New York Times?Permalink ]