ai or 藍 by Sukima Switch

Sukima Switch is going to sing at the Kohaku Uta Gassen music show on NHK (Nippon Broadcasting corporation) on Dec 31.

Not this song, but I like this one.

作詩:スキマスイッチ 作曲:スキマスイッチ

「愛」どこで誰が創造したもんなんでしょうか 難解なんだね
感情ってどこへ向かうべきもんなんでしょうか そっと教えてよ

恋愛の成功率はね 散々でね いつだって成就しないまま
とはいえ好きになっちゃうんじゃ もう嫌になるよ
どうかいなくなれ こんなんなら存在自体よ消えちまえ

愛すべき人は運命的に決まってるって それが本当なら

最大の問題点はね 現状じゃね どうしようもない関係だね
そのうえ会いたくなるんじゃ もう嫌になるよ
どうかいなくなれ こんなんなら存在自体よ消えちまえ


恋愛の成功率はね 散々でね いつだって成就しないまま
とはいえ好きになっちゃうんじゃ もう嫌になるよ
どうかいなくなれ こんなんなら存在自体よ消えちまえ

最大の問題点はね 現状じゃね どうしようもない関係だね
そのうえ会いたくなるんじゃ もう嫌になるよ
どうかいなくなれ こんなんなら存在自体消してしまえ

Revenue-sharing model of online video

Here is the list I think I’d need to digest (turned out to be kinda bookmarks, obviously). But I haven’t, so I can’t make any comment yet:

Video Sharing Sites Offer Different Monetization Schemes……but “Don’t Give Up the Day Job”

How Not to Think Strategically about the Future of Media

Working For Free

YouTube: What Google CEO Eric Schmidt really thinks

Google Video Search vs Gootube – which will win?

10 implications of YouTube Revenue-Sharing model

Is Google a media company?

YouTube and the Value of Video Content Hosting, Distribution, and Discovery

Make way of copyright chaos / Lessig (NY Times, registration NOT required)

Edge Patters: Rights shift, where Umair says his paper could be a place to start.

Viacom drops a $1 billion nuke on google /techcrunch

A quick note on DMCA safe harbors, Youtube, Viacom as well as You Go Viacom!, both by Mark Cuban

On Trial: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act /WSJ Law blog

Viacom V. Google Could Shape Digita Future (originally appeared on WSJ)

Copyright is a political issue / Fred Wilson

I want my MTV 2.0

Google sued viacom? I told you so

How Not to think strategically about the future of

Viacom Vs. YouTube a “geological” shift in media landscape / Ad Age.

At google, the search is on for a new approach to old media / knowledge@wharton

Unsafe Harbors for Viacom and Google / Edge Perspectives

Google Gooses Big Media /TIME

how viacom could really protect its content

Could filtering become a fiasco for YouTube?

Does NewsNBCUniversalTube stand a chance?

Infectious video / Jeff Jarvis

Congress is real villain in Viacome-Google fight

Catching Google’s YouTube won’t be easy

So … YouTube’s Toast?

Cuban v. EFF on YouTube

Thinking strategically about search

Push come to Shove for Content of Web Video / NYT

YouTube – Big Media Video: Revenue Splits and the real Stumbling Block

Viacom video accounts for only 2% in YouTube. Very interesting.

Do we really need the Internet in the living room?

Do we really need the Internet in the living room during the happy family time?

Happy family time seeks common factors among family members and requires the program that every family member agrees to watch such as Super Bowl, News, World Series baseball or World Cup soccer. The existing tv network programs are all particularly good at popular content of these. Probably, we really wouldn’t need the Internet, which is by nature personalized,  in the living room, then.

The victim of old tv channel

 B&W Television, originally uploaded by forester401.


*The photo I picked up via seach in flickr with keywords “old tv.”

I grew up in Kumamoto city, the southern part of Japan in my childhood, where they had only two tv channels (channel 11 for RKK, channel 6 for TKU) except for two NHK channels (which make four channels in total). Even folks in Tokyo had only four or five tv channels back then and, still even today, we have only channels 4,6,8,10, and 12 national tv networks here in Tokyo.


Over time, our minds (mine for one, obviously) have been tamed and we tend to think the tv channels must be about the selection from a few.  Even more so for my parents’ generation.  But the notion would sound totally irrelevant to the generations of my daughter who have never used the old tv set but instead are getting accustomed to keyboard and touch panel.

I think it is the matter of timing until the younger generations will start wondering why there are only 12 buttons available in todays’ tv controller.


The tv section of print newspaper is already full and to me it seems they are ready to boast. 

tv section