I’m happy :)
What is this calm life you speak of? :-)
I have a curious mind., both figuratively and literally
I know I haven’t posted since I got back, but that’s because I am off again! Going to Sedona, a wonderful, magical healing place, and then to Phoenix to golf golf golf.
See you in a couple of weeks!
Willa Paskin of Wired dives into the business behind the resurrection of Arrested Development on Netflix:
Whatever our televisual drug of choice—Battlestar Galactica, The Wire, Homeland—we’ve all put off errands and bedtime to watch just one more, a thrilling, draining, dream-influencing immersion experience that has become the standard way to consume certain TV programs. We’ve all had the hit of pleasure after an installment ends on some particularly insane cliff-hanger and we remember that we can watch the next episode right now. It’s a relatively recent addition to the pantheon of slightly illicit yet mostly harmless adult pleasures, residing next to eating ice cream for dinner, drinking a beer with lunch, and having sex with someone you probably shouldn’t.
Yep. Also interesting:
Yet traditional television networks still apportion their series in weekly episodes over four to eight months, allowing binge-watching only in retrospect, even though, for an increasing number of viewers, binge-watching isn’t just a way to catch up on a season that has already wrapped but a better viewing experience altogether. Why let networks and advertisers get in the way of that? Which may explain what Sarandos says, that the audience for Breaking Bad is bigger on Netflix than it is on AMC. (One of the few hard numbers Netflix has shared is that 50,000 of its subscribers watched all 13 episodes of Breaking Bad’s season four the day before the new season premiered on AMC.)
That audience for Breaking Bad is bigger on Netflix than it is on AMC. Think about that for a second.
New Balance 3D Printed Shoes Can Run In Races
The sportswear brand enters next level territory of customisation offering consumers the ‘perfect’ shoe. Contracted New Balance athlete Jack Bolas ran a 4.01.44 indoor mile recently in what may be his most talked about performance to date. The reason being, he was the first ever athlete to be wearing 3D printed equipment specially formulated for his feet and performance levels. Sportwear giant Nike were first to announce their first printed shoes back in February with their Nike Lasor Venim Talon shoe that has similar design aesthetics in mind; to aid athletes’ traction during performance. Yet New Balance were first to have an athlete physically compete in a race, bringing further attention to what could be the future of performancewear.