April 20, 2010

We Live in Public - 2009

Director: Ondi Timoner
Starring: Josh Harris

"Lions and tigers used to be kings of the jungle, and one day wound up in zoos. I suspect we're on the same track."

This documentary follows two decades in the life of Josh Harris, the "greatest Internet pioneer you've never heard of," from his establishment of an Internet TV network in the pre-high-quality-streaming-video era of the early 1990s to his eventual debt-ridden departure from the United States. What happens between these two events...all I can say is: this guy pretty much predicted what the Internet was going to become a decade ago. It might be the best nonpolitical documentary I've ever seen.

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