Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mamo #92: A Dry White Season

In tonight's humid Mamo, our heroes consider "the dumping ground" - that infertile corridor between August 15 and October 1 when every single movie that Hollywood would rather forget gets abandoned to the disinterest of an exhausted and embittered public. Or something.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys I'm in montreal and yesterday I visited the Biodome.
When I went to the penguin exhibit you wouldn't believe all the kids who were chanting Happy Feet!
They were pointing at the penguins laughing, it was pretty sad.

Ky in Montreal

9:33 AM  
Blogger Tederick said...

Yeah that's what I was afraid of.

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Matthew Fabb said...

Matthew Price is quite right that there could be no winner to the hi-def format war. As, while Paramount was announcing last week that it was abandoning Blu-Ray, Adobe was announcing that the next update of the Flash player would support high-definition video with the H.264 codec (also known as MPEG-4 Part 10). This is the same codex that is used in some Blu-Ray and HD-DVD disks.

That's not to say that the web is going to explode with hi-def video tomorrow, either through direct downloads or through Flash or any other technology as not enough people have the hardware or high enough bandwidth. But it's only a matter of time before the web delivers the next format. With Adobe and Apple supporting H.264 and Microsoft on the other side supporting the VC-1 codex, which is also used on HD-DVD and Blu-Ray, the next format war could be over codex and file format.

As for stores dying out, in the UK there's a company (their name escapes me right now) that sells clothes online, but still has brick and mortar stores for people to come in see and try on clothes. You can't take home any of the clothes from the store, but there are kiosks in the store for people to buy clothes to get items mailed to them. This allows the store to carry just about one of everything in their store for people to see, rather than what is popular and worry about keeping things in stock simply at the warehouse level. Anyways, apparently this company has been doing quite well and I wouldn't be surprised to see more companies taking on this type of business model in the future.

9:29 PM  
Blogger tiger said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.

4:37 AM  

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