Thursday, February 5, 2009

The 800 billion dollar experiment

http://enableate.com/michael/2009/1401

Thanks to This American Life for the idea.

New Post on Enableate

It's about universal health care in Japan and why it's a horrible idea.

The New Face of TV

So I finally got my XBOX 360, and with it the ability to stream downloaded movies from my PC to my TV. I must say it is one of the coolest bits of technology ever as I can now download and watch pretty much anything, and when I get a new TV, in HD.

Once the Xbox gets Hulu and a better payment structure (subscription rather than pay-per-play) for other shows and movies, it could replace cable TV. While bandwidth costs are still a concern, I believe that torrent style distribution could solve this problem for the most part.