Chapter 2

New Business Models and Platforms

All revolutions depend on history. Without social and political strife, without precedent, there would be no need for change. Let’s go back and put all of this in historical perspective for a moment. Ordinarily, glossaries come at the end, but hey, we’re thinking outside the box and bringing these anachronisms and acronyms upfront so you can quickly grasp all that follows.

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Given how fast the digital television revolution is happening, the following is a tongue-in-cheek crash course/history lesson for future generations on The Way Things Used To Be. Not only were there boxy TV sets, there was also an entire industry devoted to the television business, with its own rules, protocol, and vocabulary. ...

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