This morning I was talking to a colleague about how much entertainment has changed over the last 30 years. We used to have to sit down in front of the television at a certain time of day to watch a sitcom that was funny perhaps 10% of the time.

Now we get video content from a wide variety of sources -- DVR, cable on demand, Youtube, Netflix, Boxee, podcasts, etc. And not only that, but it's also super concentrated and unregulated. I can watch a show that was produced without sponsorship, without FCC regulation, without censorship, and without bounds. How awesome is that?

And not only that, but *anyone* can produce content with readily available equipment with better quality that the old public access channel.

I suppose my point is that we are fortunate to live in a time that empowers everyday people from all walks of life to get out there and be creative.

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