Futility defined

NBC wants to make big bucks off the Olympic games. So… they don’t want you to watch it online, unless it’s from their site, and you enter a VISA number to prove it. It’s free, but you still have to fork over your CC#. Insanity. Thus, the countries offering better coverage are supposed to block US surfers from watching their video feeds.

How is this not the dumbest thing in the world?

We have a global communciation network allowing anyone to watch any event live at an unprecedented low cost. But instead of embracing this, the networks and olympic committee are attempting to block it (they will fail).

It’s supposed about the games… the triumph of the human spirit… freedom… right? Wrong. Today, the Olympic$ are all about cold hard cash. How sad.

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