Well Ive been out walking
I dont do that much talking these days
These days I seem to think a lot
About the things that I forgot to do
And all the times I had the chance to
And I had a lover
Its so hard to risk another these days
Now if I seem to be afraid
To live the life I have made in song
Well its just that Ive been losing so long
Ill keep on moving
Things are bound to be improving these days
These days I sit on corner stones
And count the time in quarter tones to ten, my friend
Dont confront me with my failures
I had not forgotten them
”—“these days” — a song jackson browne wrote when he was 16.
“As Tom Peters says, “You can’t shrink your way to greatness,” and yet that’s what so many dying businesses try to do. They hunker down and wait for things to get better, but they don’t. This isn’t a dip, it’s a cul de sac. It’s over. Right this minute, you still have some cash, some customers, some momentum… Instead of squandering it in a long, slow, death spiral, do something else. Buy a new platform. Move. Find new products for the customers that still trust you.”—Seth’s Blog: Death spiral!
the mexican soap opera that is html 5 video codec debate and why it will likely never ship with fully defined codecs and formats in its final release. this is a decent primer if you want to know more about the players and the issues at hand. the whole thing pretty much sums up like this: conflict of interests and fear of copyright infringement. i for one am betting on the return of betamax.
"If [YouTube] were to switch to Theora and maintain even a semblance of the current YouTube quality it would take up most available bandwidth across the internet," DiBona said. "The most recent public number was just over 1 billion video streams a day, and I’ve seen what we’ve had to do to make that happen, and it is a staggering amount of bandwidth."