Peter Kafka

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“Yes, There Are Homes That Are Cutting the Cord.”

The growth rate remains below the level of even anemic new household formation, suggesting that penetration is falling even as the Pay TV subscriber base is still growing. And that, in turn, suggests that yes, there are homes that are cutting the cord. Whether they are doing so because of online video options (as the technology press would have it) or poverty/affordability (as we would argue) is unclear.

– Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett in a research note today, analyzing the next-to-no-growth of the pay-TV business


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus