2011 is the year I took the plunge and finally separated my household from any cable or satellite service provider. While my mother will say I’m just being cheap, it really is about a new way to consume entertainment/media that is “on your own terms”. Fortunately my wife and children are very accepting of my quirks and have been (relatively) supportive during this endeavor.
Over the past couple of months I’ve done everything from changing ISPs, purchasing multiple “devices” to consume content on (or connect to my television), and tried a variety of online media outlets. Rather than try to start at day 1 and recap how I’ve gotten here, I’m going to pick up from where I am today and then go back and fill in some of the history (hey, it worked for George Lucas!)
I’m going to also test out my (limited) WordPress abilities and try building out a specific section of the site to focus on this type of content. Since today is October 4th 2011, my first post will be on what I was really hoping Apple would have released today… 😦
- 12 Million Households Expected to Cut the Cord By 2015 – Dorothy Pomerantz – Show Me The Money – Forbes (huguesrey.wordpress.com)
- Fear of cord cutting behind Fox’s authentication plans (gigaom.com)
- To prevent cord cutting, cable networks embrace the web (econsultancy.com)