Internet theorist Chris Castle, like Scott Cleland, has carved out a niche for himself ascribing dark motives to Google and tech companies generally. He’s been developing a theory on how Google TV, thus far a resounding, finicky dud, is part of a master scheme to destroy the TV and movie industries. Here’s a summarized version of his latest post. (It largely channels Nathan Newman’s recent post, which is more thoughtful, though still wrong.)
Putting a web browser on a TV is piracy. After all, Rupert Murdoch says so.
Giving Amy Poehler a platform for Internet videos is an anti-union plot.
American studios have beaten foreign competition because of their high production values, but now the low production values of online content will destroy both them and the labor movement.
Everyone is out to get us.