mark cuban (founder of, owner of the dallas mavericks, chairman of hdnet), besides being a bit of a goofball, is really right on the mark when he says to ignore hollywood. hollywood has a miserable track record when it comes to being able to see how much they benefit from technology.

“the growing and dangerous intrusion of this new technology is to the american film producer and the american public as the boston strangler is to the woman alone.”—jack valentia about the vcr in 1982! (here's a source for the quote. another source points out that the home video market now generates three times the revenue of the theatrical market.)

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