– Is this the new way to watch TV? A start-up will stream broadcast stations online in New York City $12 a month. The company thinks it can get around copyright laws by putting up thousands of antennas, one for each subscriber. This will likely end up in court.
I’m fascinated by these new models of TV-watching. I can see a day when you pay for programs a la carte that are downloaded to your television or mobile device. I can also see paying a Netflix-like subscription for programming bundles. It’s also possible broadcast stations themselves will stream content for a fee. Cord-cutting has so far been slow to take hold, but these kinds of options will speed things up.
What do you see happening?
– There was a fuss in one our suburban districts in recent years about sex offenders being allowed to vote in schools. Some school districts elsewhere in the country are banning polling places in schools altogether, because voters – they’re a scary lot – might harm children.
– This strikes me as terribly unethical. A group of Chicago charter schools has raked in $400,000 by fining students for behavior infractions.
– The man who wants to tightrope walk across Niagara Falls has permission. New York officials are hoping this is a huge tourism draw. Kind of ghoulish if something goes wrong, no?
– Are you a fan of Instagram? I haven’t used the photo-sharing site, but I’m enthralled by some of the montages. This one is all about Rochester. Enjoy.