On another non-book topic, something big just hit the Internet (why are we still capitalizing this word?). Huge. Life-changing.
Major media corporations finally decided that it might be a good idea to invest in on-demand programming through the Internet, that people who pay too much for Internet service might want to watch television shows on their expensive Internet connections, and that people might not want to scour in the Internet in order to download pirated episodes of their favorite television shows.
Introducing Hulu. This website is a joint venture of NBC Universal and News Corp. that provides content from over 50 providers. You can watch full episodes of Bewitched, Family Guy, Dragnet, Prison Break, and more. You can even watch full-length movies. Feel like watching a Bruce Lee movie? How about The Big Lebowski? No problem.
Why did it take so long for the big players to jump on the Internet bandwagon? I have no idea, but let’s just be thankful this magical moment has finally arrived!