...I thought it would be useful to revisit this (now almost decade-old!) video. This was published at the advent of the original iPhone, which popularized the concept of watching a movie on an infinitely-utilitarian 3.5 inch screen.
Clearly Lynch was having none of it. But it has me thinking, now that we're nearly ten years into the smartphone revolution (iPhone launch: June 29, 2007!), how might we accurately conceptualize the ability to watch video content on our phones? Along what demographic lines might we chart mobile viewing patterns? I almost never watch Netflix on my phone, but I have no problem with watching YouTube clips on it. For me, it's a matter of aesthetics more than anything -- I do not want to be "cheated." But how might these assumptions be questioned or disrupted?