Webvideo: now is the time

Now is the time for original online video to really take off. The LA Times has a story about webvideo, but it focuses mostly on the already famous writers. I wrote about online video becoming more legit and maybe recognized my IMDB.

Simply put, will the strike be a watershed moment for Web TV, the same way the 1988 strike was for cable? Maybe convergence — how many laptops have you burned through since you last took that term seriously? — will arrive at last, a meeting of the twain.

Well, maybe. Certainly that’s the hope of the teeming legions of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who are crossing their fingers for their own YouTube jackpot. But strike or no, there remain a lot of obstacles to mainstream acceptance of made-for-Internet entertainment.

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