One of my best readers, and clearly a very thoughtful person is Charlie Sierra. When he writes or says something, I listen, because he is mostly right. We disagree, but then that’s what friends are for. Anyway he has a very unique and coherent perspective on Video On Demand.
bq. At its heart, isn’t VOD just a cheap attempt by the network center (ie. MSOs) trying to extend control over the network edge, ie. subscribers?
But that is not enough. He has some more ideas. “The disks should ALWAYS be full. Empty disk space has no entertainment value,” he says, and I completely agree. You can read more of his comments here.