Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Video... do the math

So the latest mind-blowing numbers from Mr. Steve Jobs... over 8 million iPod videos sold in the last 90 days.

8 million 3cmx3cm videos are out there.

Or, put another way 8 million x 9cm squared for a grand total of 18,000,000 squared centimeters worth of video was moved via the iTunes site.

So the people who thought that no one would be interested in iPod video have been proven wrong 18 million times.

Bodes well for the burgeoning IP TV market, doesn't it?

I think the thing that could very well hamper this trend is this movement away from Net Neutrality. 18,000,000 of video may seem like a lot, but it is barely the tip of the iceberg. If SPs start charging people for every worth of video they consume, that could be a significant drag on the market.

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