[FoRK] tvland

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Fri Jan 20 08:04:29 PST 2017

Well, yes, but we've gone from an adoption market back to a feature 
market.  A feature market where some percent of the population has shown 
a willingness to pay for ultra high end features, but not the initial 
adoption costs.  Lowering the initial adoption costs seems to solve a 
problem for the manufacturers who have been trying to compete and 
install new features and lower the barrier for early adopters.


On 1/20/2017 7:55 AM, David Edmondson wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 20 2017, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
>> So here's my stupid question of the day, given we're about to go into
>> Superbowl TV sales season--which seems to happen every year like
>> clockwork--why don't people sell TV subscriptions? The whole delivery
>> and hookup issues have long gone by the wayside.
>> Why not have tiered TV subscriptions for different levels of tvs?
>> Someone should start a company to do that.  Sort of a secondary market,
>> TV arbitrage, tvshaveclub type thing.
>> Why hasn't anyone done this before?
> Most TVs were rented in the UK until the '70s, then prices and available
> cash met at the point where people realised it was possible to buy for
> the cost of a year's rent.

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