Obsessed with the future of TV

This is a notebook about television, internet video, and what the next living room will be. It's an outline powered by Fargo. The editor of Glass is Zach Seward; the lead developer is Sam Williams.

The name is an argument: that media are best understood as competition for attention on screens connected to the internet. Phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, television sets—it's all just glass.

  • How television is shifting from channels to apps
      • This piece isn't wrong, but I think it's overstated. TV apps are closer to channels than they may seem. Both approaches are still pretty kludgy.
      • Amazon's Fire TV, which I'll review soon, points toward a structure for internet TV that does away with channels, leans a bit on apps, but really puts the focus on programming. That seems like a better approach.
  • Friday 5.9.14