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May 12, 2010
It seems to me sometimes that the best simulation of the business of online video is the game of tic-tac-toe. The same things seem to happen over and over and no one ever wins. The inability to win is probably good for the industry in general since one system becoming dominant to the exclusion of all others means innovation ends, but it does get tiring after a while. I bring this up only because, with just a few adjustments in names and circumstances, you could have written the same basic post at any time in the past 10 years. It seems there has always been this confusion between the codec and the platform (or architecture, or wrapper, or whatever you want to call it). I guess there are folks out there who make their living making sure the difference is too mysterious for mere mortals to understand. They're sure not going to like this post very much. I, on the other hand, think it's a breath of fresh air.
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