Our DirecTV works great until a heavy rain rolls in and blocks the signal. It’s called "rain fade" and you lose your signal a couple of minutes before the rain actually reaches earth.
That happened last night while we were watching the Democratic National Convention. It wa getting close to time for Obama to speak and, since we didn’t know how long it would last, I grabbed the MacBook and started streaming CNN’s live feed.
It was a little small and I didn’t bother to go full-screen because we were on the floor in the bedroom and could see it fine.
This has become so easy and mundane, it’s hardly worth mentioning. But that’s my point. Distribution is becoming –has become– a non-issue. In four years I have no doubt I would just swipe the iPhone and watch the speeh there.
Perhaps I’m still awestruck by this because I remember a time before color TV, cable, VCR, DVD, computers, web, etc.