The thing that amazes me about this list of ‘TV shows only available on the web’ is that it’s so short. I remember lists like this of ‘all the websites’, circa early 1994, when Gopher was still much more useful than this new-fangled www malarky. You know, before WebCrawler, when Veronica ruled. And there were dinosaurs on every street corner, hawking knock-off Boyle air pumps.
While I don’t think we’re going to see quite the same sort of explosion with video – it takes so much more time than simply bunging up text – I’m amazed that even a modestly comprehensive list can still fit on a single page. Savour the moment, because it’s not going to last.
In some ways, right now is a bad bad bad time for me to get immersed in a broadcast TV production. On the other hand, I don’t have any real choice in the matter – I’ve been setting wheels in motion all year, and it’s time to plain earn some dosh. It’s just that it’s going to be frustrating to watch the world move on while I’m doing the old-fashioned stuff. Heh.
Meanwhile – hint for somebody keen to get into TV presenting: start doing a weekly ‘what’s on’ guide. Be rude, witty, charming… and above all brief.