With the Holiday’s Just around the corner, large televisions are plentiful, and available on the cheap. I’ve seen 32″ Models going for as little as $149 and 42″ models going for as little as $199. Pair it up with an old computer – in my case, an old mac mini – and you’ve got yourself the basic ingredients for a powerful networked digital display for probably less than you’d spend on a couple color vinyl banners or full-color posters.
The entire 15 second clip as a 3G2 Video clip is only 188kb, as an animated GIF, this small part of it is over 600kb. So the question remains why? why did kirk’s fall look so fake? who was he trying to impress? why spend the time to make this an animated GIF? and why did al roker deflect to the weather channel?
Without much thought, we’ve effectively abstracted the stream of thought into the medium of our choice. Nobody needs to know that the article was originally written for print, or for a computer, or for a tablet, and nobody cares. The information comes through, whatever channel the consumer chooses. It’s simplicity is almost stupid, and it’s reach is unparalleled.