“The Internet is dead. It’s had its time; say goodbye,” said Cuban, who helped launched HDNet in 2001 and remains its chairman.
He had a great idea, launched a renowned website, HDNet, and now says the internet is dead. Don’t Drink Antifreeze!
This is one of the most asinine things I’ve read in years. Before I read more than a paragraph into this article I had triple checked the time stamp thinking it was from 2000.
Seeing it was in fact 2008, I kept reading. Only to have my jaw fall farther.
[Cuban] bolstered his claim by saying the Internet and popular sites such as YouTube can’t provide high-definition programming like cable and can’t offer the interactivity that cable programmers can. High-definition television screens are large enough to give viewers more options that will allow them to use the television like a personal computer desktop…
I’m sure this billionaire can afford to have a HD TV in his office for a computer, and put one on the desk of every office worker, but I know the majority cannot.
Not to mention, I cannot foresee ever surfing the web, or doing serious computer work on my television in the middle of the living room. If you have a normal setup then your sitting area is at least 6 feet from your screen, and text from a normal document or web page is nearly illegible at that distance.
Internet TV never exploded or took off. The setup boxes with their wireless keyboards and mice sold to businesses for conference rooms but never received wide spread adoption in homes.
Where is Cuban coming from saying the internet is dead?
Finally, what are those massive HD Displaying televisions going to show without the internet? Are the cable providers going to take over all web surfing with their proprietary boxes? The answer… NO!
Currently, I already think the Cable companies have too much control over us.Giving them our entire web experience would be ludicrous and more than just a step back for the internet, it would be a step forward off a very steep cliff.