I didn't see the first season of Lost until after James Altucher had convinced me it was the "perhaps the greatest television program ever" and I went on the DVD buying binge to make up for lost video ownership years.
So I watched a good half of the first season during what started out as a three day weekend of endless work, sorta in the background until I found myself glued to the 109" projector in my office. As the series bounced back and forth from the perspective of each character, both from before and after they'd found themselves plane crashed on this island, I think I might have watched about 9 episodes in row without barely leaving the room.
By the time I'd finished the last episode of the first season, the second season was well underway. So I started downloading episodes on iTunes, since my G5 at my office was also hooked up the 109" projector. Though the difference in quality between the standard DVD and the iTunes episodes was marked, the quality of the content and the story itself was so good, I blew through most of the second season over just a few more weekends.
Then I think I started watching the third season on my personal MacBookPro. But I forgot it at the office one night and I wanted to watch get my Lost fix on, so I downloaded a couple episodes to my iMac at my apartment.
And then I watched a few episodes on my iPhone on that mostly disastrous trip to Italy (though in this digital age, I did just get "friended" by the Italian girl on Facebook, btw). But as I mention in this month's newsletter, I've run out of storage capacity on all my computers lately, and since I'd rather delete the $1.99 episodes of Lost than "priceless" personal photos, videos, songs, etc, I deleted all those shows.
And now I have no idea where to start again. I don't want to read those descriptions on iTunes because they usually ruin the first 40% of the episode. And frankly, it's been so darn long since I last watched Lost I can't remember where the story stopped anyway.
I often expound on the virtues of the Internet Video Revolution, including how sweet it is for ABC et al to have gotten me on board with Lost even though I've never actually seen the show broadcast on ABC to a television set.
But, man, do we need more storage more cheaply and do we need it now (again, as noted in this month's newsletter and often on Happy Hour, that means stick with Seagate and Western Digital and perhaps nowadays with Sandisk again too) as underscored above.
And while it's really nice that my iPod and iTunes now ask me if I'd like to download the purchased songs from my iMac to my MacBookPro's and vice versa when I sync it back and forth from one to the other, I'd really like to just have some sort of easy storage and organization of my commercial video content.
Best publicly-traded plays on organized commercial video content? Google and Apple still, of course silly. This is part of the vision of my RevolutioNetwork too.
Wish we'd get us there already. I'm losing it by being Lost without my Lost. And, please don't tell me what's happening on Lost right now!
Btw, I'll be sitting down with Mike Workman, the CEO of Pillar Data, on Happy Hour tonight, and we'll certainly be talking about the data storage aspect of this.