Peter Kafka

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Cable Guys Try Fighting Cord-Cutting With … A Clumsy Web Video

The TV Industrial Complex is really hard to budge. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

On the other hand, even the TV Industrial Complex is now aware that lots of people would like to move it.

Hence this ham-handed campaign from an industry trade group trying to convince people — presumably young cord-cutters and cord-nevers — that their life is incomplete without a pay TV subscription (thanks to Nick Summers for flagging).

You can get a sense of it here:

And if you want to see the entire thing, which has a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-Meets-Wes-Anderson-Meets-Tim-and-Eric vibe, you can head to HoleSaga.com. But only if you have a robust PC, a good broadband connection and a bunch of time. This is a slooooow site. Good thing all those cord-cutters and cord-nevers have tons of patience for that kind of thing.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik