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November 2, 2005

joeTV — The view from the bridge


As the good ship bookofjoe makes its way at flank speed through the uncharted virtual waters ahead (how's that for a mixed metaphor?), the constant flow of information streaming into our World Headquarters is all good.

It's like being an investor in a roaring bull market where's there's no downside.

And there isn't: if this whole thing crashes and burns I'll simply retreat back to my cozy reading spot (below)


and the many score wonderful books just waiting to be opened and reveled in.

But for now all our wood is behind the internet/joeTV arrow.


That's mm #2.

I hope we're not working under a "three strikes and you're out" policy here 'cause if we are I'm deep in the hole.

But I digress.

Today's Financial Times brings the news that the number of broadband internet connections — the key to bringing internetTV and with it my own private Idaho of a channel to life (uh, oh — I believe that's #3...) continues its steady increase, most rapidly in the Netherlands and Switzerland but elsewhere around the world as well (top).

South Korea continues to be the most connected country on the planet.

FunFact: None of the major industrialized countries (the U.S., Japan, U.K., Germany or France) appear in the world's Top 10.

No matter.

As I look at a pie chart (below)


showing the global distribution of my readers, I am struck by the fact that the U.S. contingent (in green), while representing (depending on the time of day) at least a third and up to three–fourths of my audience, still emanates from only 5% of the world's population.

So this relatively small fraction of humanity makes up a disproportionately large chunk of my audience.


I want that other 95% and I'm going to get it.

November 2, 2005 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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.tv? are you moving to Tuvala? (since they own the domain name)..just wondering

Posted by: jn | Nov 4, 2005 1:18:19 PM

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