The Cord-Cutting Fantasy

Ben Thompson, in a two-part article about the ways in which television might progress into this century. In part one, he discusses how cable television is made better overall by having tonnes of channels that barely anyone watches:

Cable TV is socialism that works; subscribers pay equally for everything, and watch only what they want, to the benefit of everyone. Any “grand vision” Apple, or any other tech company, has for television is likely to sustain the current model, not disrupt it.

In part two, he explains that a “disruption” of the current model will be more like an extension of it. See also my piece on television from May of last year.