- 1987 The classic comedy Spaceballs features a scene with President Skroob (Mel Brooks) enjoying a fresh can of “Perri-Air” from his private stash.
- 2013 A Chinese millionaire, inspired by last week’s smog epidemic, is selling fresh (and scented!) canned air in an effort to draw attention to environmental issues in China. (h/t to Geekologie) source
It’s time for a real world Pizza the Hut to appear.
Total bummer, because I would pay for a direct HBO subscription bypassing the cable provider, in fact, I don’t subscribe to cable because I have to get their crappy package and then pay more just for HBO. Sucks.
Edmund Lee & Adam Satariano for Bloomberg:
Apple is in negotiations to start carrying Time Warner HBO Go application on Apple TV by mid-2013, according to two people familiar with the plans.
Great, unsurprising news. But:
HBO Go is only available to customers who subscribe to the network through their cable or satellite service, and would be the first app on Apple TV that requires pay-TV authentication. There are currently HBO Go apps for the iPad and iPhone.
Same old, same old. Imagine how powerful it would be if you could buy an HBO subscription without needing the cable subscription as well? How many millions of Apple TVs would Apple sell as a result? I would bet on many millions. Which is exactly why big cable won’t allow it.