The Future of Television

Hong Kong already is the world’s most telecommunicative major city, having more wired and more wireless access than any other. San Jose Mercury News Columnists Dan Gillmor (who’s doing his annual sabbatical teaching gig in Hong Kong) says that the future of television is there in PCCW’s NowBroadband TV, which lets consumers pick channels a la carte and is delivered through regular telephone circuits. It’s a commercial example of what can be done elsewhere in the world, if only corporate inertial and resistance weren’t elsewhere in the way.