Article is by Bob Garfield. This gets one piece of it:
It’s said that if you put a million monkeys at a million typewriters, eventually you will get the works of William Shakespeare. When you put together a million humans, a million camcorders, and a million computers, what you get is YouTube.
The subhead gets another:
TV advertising is broken, putting $67 billion up for grabs. Which explains why google spent a billion and change on an online video startup.
Also worth the click is the glimpse into the post Google-acquisition ride of Chad Hurley, one of the site’s founders. There’s something so kinda sweet & touching about these overnight Internet zillionnaire stories, isn’t there? Another coupla dorm room geeks all grown up and rich. *sniff*
[tags] youtube [/tags]