I have started watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix and really like what I have seen so far. Liz Shannon Miller at paidContent likes it as well and uses it to solidify a commentary I had about the difference between a service like Netflix and the TV networks of old. The difference is priorities and Netflix prioritizes good content versus good numbers because they know what it is people like. I used Arrested Development’s newest season as the basis for my thoughts, but I think Orange is the New Black is an even better basis for this type of argument, as the show is compelling, perhaps even more so than Arrested Development or any of Netflix’s other original series have been.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.