15 November 2007


I'm not really a big fan of YouTube. I don't like the interface, the reliance on Flash and nonstandard, non-player-selectable formats, the vulnerability to Napster-like misspellings in an effort to evade tracking of violations, and most of all the resistance to sufficient cacheing when clicked through from another site. This time, though — and particularly considering both the Viacom v. YouTube lawsuit and my own struggles with an astoundingly ignorant set of lawyers, editors, and executives at various parts of the Viacom empire over the last year — I can't resist.