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oluseyi
    @johngordon Aye. I think Apple should do its pro customers a favor and divest all the "Pro" apps—Aperture, Logic, FCP…
    oluseyi
      @johngordon That, it does. It also has some really high-profile users, who evangelize for it frequently. Probably better cost/benefit than most other "prosumer" Apple apps.
      0xmf
        @mlv I've heard dogfooding be used to describe the act of using tools you helped build/create @33mhz
        oluseyi
          @doctorlinguist The details aren't that grim: Tofino is a set of *UX* experiments to be based on Electron. Positron will be a parallel effort to take the Electron API and wrap it around Gecko (existing rendering engine) and Servo (new Rust-based hotness).
          oluseyi
            @morrick I mostly find it aggravating on a Macbook.
            oluseyi
              @duerig But also, you're older, and have more [meaningful] competition for your leisure time. Just thinking about how much time it would take to watch some shows makes me itch! (This is why I am vastly more inclined toward movies than TV series.)
              oluseyi
                @duerig Netflix is no different than newspaper websites—or, better yet, news aggregator sites—in this regard.
                oluseyi
                  @duerig Yes. But Netflix and streaming services are not necessarily fundamental causes; the root cause is the precipitous decline in distribution costs and friction, leading to content abundance.
                  oluseyi
                    @duerig Currently, rights holders who have content they deem desirable try to use that as leverage against Netflix, but Netflix has the advantage of a superior distribution channel. With content, Netflix gets a bit more of an upper hand. @joeo10
                    oluseyi
                      @joeo10 Correct, but that was something they had to build up to. In a few more years, they'll have a strong library of content with which to better bargain against conventional rights holders, and we will see things "disappear from Netflix" less. @duerig
                      oluseyi
                        @duerig Eh. Dedicated cord cutters know about search tools like Can I Stream It [canistream.it] for finding the cheapest available source for a given film. Some devices/services like Roku even integrate that into their interfaces.
                        oluseyi
                          @duerig Yep. That's why I have both Amazon Instant Video *and* Netflix. Between my Amazon rentals and my Netflix sub, I still spend way less than $25/month on average. Compare that to the average cable bill!
                          oluseyi
                            @duerig When people were clamoring for HBO to offer its content "over the top" (sans cable), and deriding the company as blind, they were ignoring the enormous advertising value of that premium perception, and the "2 free months of HBO!" marketing.
                            oluseyi
                              @duerig Yep, no third party ads on "premium" cable channels, but you have to pay a separate sub—usually between $10 and $15—for those channels, on top of at least a basic cable package.
                              oluseyi
                                @duerig Probably. I don't think that every piece of content offered to Netflix is for upfront fees (and note that those upfront fees are for blocks of content as well—dozens of movies and TV shows, for 6 to 12 months at a stretch, typically). @joeo10