Watching the Net

We’re headed out of town sometime this afternoon, starting down the road toward SoCal.

There’s not that much left to do between now and then, so I’m watching television.

Or not really television. Shows originally broadcast on television, now streaming over the net.

ABC is streaming episodes of four of its series–Lost, Alias, Desperate Housewives, and Commander in Chief, which is what I’m watching, as I never managed to catch it on-air. It’s a pretty decent interface, with limited commercial interruptions.

I’m hoping that this kind of streaming becomes more and more a standard practice, but I fear that there’s soon to be a paywall thrown up around the service–the proud announcement “Watch full episodes online for free!” is followed by the fine print: “May 1 – June 30, 2006.”

We’ll see. More from the road, if I can.

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