Peter Kafka

Recent Posts by Peter Kafka

QOTD: A Sneak Peek at YouTube's Future, Via a History Lesson

“When you think about the impact cable had, we think we’re in a position to have a similar impact for video delivery, like what cable has done with broadcast….What’s amazing is that the Web enables you to build a kind of channel that wouldn’t have made sense for cable, in the same way cable enabled you to build content that wouldn’t have made sense for broadcast. You couldn’t have done CNN with the broadcast networks; you couldn’t have done MTV with the broadcast networks.”

– YouTube CEO Salar Kamangar, interviewed by the Mercury News, giving us a pretty good sense of the ambition and strategy guiding Google’s video giant.


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work