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.

  • Netflix says it will stop blaming internet providers in its error messages next week—but might bring them back.
      • Netflix just said this in a blog post:
      • As part of this transparency campaign, we started a small scale test in early May that lets consumers know, while they’re watching Netflix, that their experience is degraded due to a lack of capacity into their broadband provider’s network. We are testing this across the U.S. wherever there is significant and persistent network congestion. This test is scheduled to end on June 16. We will evaluate rolling it out more broadly.
      • I've asked if the test was always scheduled to end on June 16 or if that decision was made after Verizon sent Netflix a cease-and-desist letter. Will update if I get an answer.
      • Netflix also updated its speed rankings for May, and they show that Netflix download speeds for Verizon FiOS customers fell slightly in May:
      • Verizon FiOS is down two slots and now ranks behind DSL providers Frontier and Windstream.
  • Monday 6.9.14