FIOS in Triple Play, for $79.00 for the first six months.
The last time I looked, it was $100 for the Triple Play package: phone, TV and broadband.
In China, kids played until they dropped dead (unwilling to lose their seats at the Internet cafe and online, where supposedly, they were up against competitors from all over the world. Sort of 24/7 Beijing Olympics).
And the China you and I had in mind (Nixon and Mao, Madam Butterfly and man in front of the tanks) is now replaced by a new generation of only boys, obese and online.
It will be just another step before they are online and home alone (at least, they drag themselves out to the internet cafe around the corner for now). At home, one has access to Haeir small refrigerators: lactose, sugar, carb diet are in abundant supply. Stressed over a lost game? Have some more sweet!
The chairs and screens grow larger to accommodate larger “young” population. The next Billion ( according to Jump Point).
Marketers always seek to win over the next generation. Well, they are no longer the Generation without the Sun as in Japan, but something resembles Bangalore and Beijing. Without repeating Friedman’s mantra, but they are the ones who will take away my kids’ jobs, if not mine already, while we are asleep.
Their older and rural counterparts might have been mistreated and working under age at off-shored garment plants,
but these Asian urban kids are internet savvy, and fast food junkies.
They could multitask (typing and eating fries at the same time), code, and speak two if not three languages. Hard to beat!
The future prospects are quite frightening, if you can envision the Hongkongization of China. 1.3B entrepreneurs and consumers of every thing fatty: fat pipe and fast food. It’s quite a recipe for a disaster, if not, obesity and obscurity.
Asians kids are by and large, not that extroverted. Now, they spend hours in front of the screen, developing and playing games. We will have to take old maid’s matchmaking from an art to an industry. Honey.com anyone? Remember now, when both boys and girls look like Sumo, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Plus, they can do a lot of stuff online nowadays to alter the look, size and shape of a person. Plastic surgery goes East, right after Madison Ave.
YouTube China will have quite an audience to reckon with, provided they roll out enough fat pipe for fat people.