Sunday, May 22, 2016
Back in the 1990s, I worked in marketing for Diamond Lane Communications, one of the pioneers in DSL access multiplexers. Then Nokia bought us cheap. After I left Nokia, Alcatel bought their DL operation. Rather like this:
When writing some promotional literature, I explained megabit Internet service would enable highly specialized videos to have a distribution market not possible with video rental stores. (These are an ancient, nearly forgotten enterprise in the era of Netflix and Redbox.)
The examples I gave of such narrow market specialized videos were "Helicopter Maintenance for Fun and Profit" and "Janet Reno Dances the Dance of 10,000 Veils." Little did I know that lemon-lime shaving cream would soon be that narrow. I used to buy this when I was young and now no store carries it except...Amazon.