Jeff Jarvis, showing perhaps a different-than-intended meaning for his blog's title -- not to mention the passion of Keith Olberman skewering the president, takes on NBC's National Broadband Company announcement. He writes:
... Cluelessness and outmoded controlfreakishness includes:
* They will not allow us, the people, to put stuff on our blogs. They want control.
* They will not accept video from us the people. Not up to their standards.
* They take a shameful share of the revenue: 50 percent (30 percent goes to the video’s creator, 20 percent to the site running the video). ...
Link: BuzzMachine. One could argue that the NBBC initiative is harmless in that it won't survive in this form. But on the other hand, to the extent that it's an enabler of cluelessness among some of my fellow broadcasters, it wastes they probably don't have.
Updated 16 September 2006:
Fred Wilson has a more positive analysis in a post titled NBBC, tying it to some principles he things are important for the future of media. Link: A VC. --Dennis