Utilities Are Localized Monopolies

As a technology worker I suppose that I am exposed to the issues of utilities and localized monopolies much more often than the average person is. I am always surprised when I come across someone who is not aware that their utilities and infrastructure services are, by their very definition, monopolies within their local area. […]

Netflix, AppleTV and the End of Television

I have written before about the downfall of broadcast television – including cable television and other “one to many” legacy distribution systems for video content. I have written that the DVD would be the last big physical media format for movies and that BlueRay and HD-DVD would never have the chance to be as popular […]