A Workaround for Hulu on Boxee

Some enterprising Boxee hackers have created a plugin that lets you view Hulu on your Boxee install. Lifehacker has some great documentation. I knew it wouldn’t take long for this to happen. I predict two outcomes: Content providers will figure out that we’re going to get their content on Boxee one way or the other, or they’ll pull everything from Hulu immediately, just to make extra sure nobody can watch their content on their televisions over the Internet.

Sadly, the latter is far more likely. I still think, though, we should send empty boxes to the networks. Or, even better, send them boxes with a piece of paper in them. On the paper write “A Clue.” Because they obviously need one.

This is also a great illustration of the power of a network. We saw a blockage, and routed around it. The Internet was designed for this sort of thing. It’s a force of nature now, like a wave. Old industries can either start paddling and ride the wave, or they can resist it and be smashed to bits.

4 thoughts on “A Workaround for Hulu on Boxee

  1. Just get it on the Pirate bay while you still can. These block headed corporate morons think that they can put a bottle neck on the flow of information. The internet has given the world a cheap, easy way to distribute information. Rather than take advantage of it, they want to fight it. So screw them. Pirate.

  2. Hey, me again. I came across your blog because it is the second hit for “How do I move to iceland” on Google. I want to move there some day. I’m working on a PhD in chemistry but it’s looking bleak. Is a bachelors in Chemistry enough qualification to move from the USA to iceland? How hard is it?

    Ya I’m leaving a second comment because I can’t find your contact info (too lazy to keep looking). Please email me at cauley.chris@gmail.com and delete this comment. I have never been, but I am in love with iceland. More than anything I love the Geography/geothermal awesomeness, but how it is the most progressive country in terms of women’s rights. Here in the states when I tell people that they look at me as if to say “Why do you care? You’re a man!” They don’t get it. Just another reason to move 🙂

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