Episode 007

On April 30, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

007 The Functional Nerds

In the seventh episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the second recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army: Clifton Hill! Together, we venture forth to discuss such varied and diverse topics as: Hulu’s new subscription service, Yahoo’s new movie rental service, #boobquake, torturing the 3rd nerd for entertainment value, the long tail and freemuium models, the writer’s platform, art and being artistic, making money off your craft, coffee shop gigs, Netflix, Modern Family, STARZ, Party Down, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Chuck, Blockbuster Video, Fringe, X-Files, Scully & Mulder, late fees (suck!), TOR turning 30, David Drake, Robert Jordan, Terry Goodkind, Elizabeth Haydon, Lord of the Isles, The Wheel of Time, The Sword of Truth, The Symphony of Ages, Tom Clancy, The Deathgate Cycle, Mararet Weis, Tracy Hickman, Harry Turtledove, the slushpile, Shadowmarch by Tad Williams, Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn, Runelords by David Farland, Jeff Beck, The Yardbirds, Cream, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers and the SFSignal.com Mind Meld.

© 2010 Patrick Hester & John Anealio

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One Response to Episode 007

  1. Clifton Hill says:

    I’m finding listening to myself on the ‘cast as a very weird experience. I sound more intelligent and ridiculous then I expected, all at the same time.

    In further thought on the subject of Hulu and Youtube, it seems that in the very near future we will see TV die as we know it. As convenient as Tivo and Cable/Satellite On Demand services are on the TV to many, I think the ability to merely choose and click (whenver you want, from a larger library) will win out. Meaning that Netflix, Hulu, Youtube and others will become portals into video-media worlds just like a channel is on TV to a series of programming. As fast as things are moving, I wonder if we’ll use Tivo anymore in ten years.

    All those built-in network cards to modern TV’s will probably become more and more worth while as we turn to the net for our video entertainment. I only hope the great pipelines on the back-end can hold up under the onslaught.

    Up until now I think the podcast has been PG rated at its worst, apparently my first appearance was a bad influence and the ‘F’ word was uttered with blatant Bob Saget vehemence. I thought I behaved myself, but apparently my sheer presence was enough to subvert…very weird.

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