Aardvark’d at Google Video

By Deane Barker on January 10, 2006

“Aardvark’d: 12 Weeks With Geeks”: Aardvark’d, the movie by my hero Joel Spolsky, is available at Google Video for a $6.99 download. I don’t know how this works — if you get to watch it more than once, for instance — but it’s cheap compared to the $20 video and several days of shipping time.

We reviewed the movie here.

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  1. I can’t comment on the quality of this particular video, but I have to say that Google appears to have missed the mark with their new video store. The videos available on iTunes have their own drawbacks, but Google didn’t do anything to improve what Apple offers. $4 for a day old NBA game? You’ve got to be kidding. $2 to ‘rent’ an episode of CSI or NCIS for 24 hours? How do they think this will appeal to buyers over recording it on their old crappy vcr? Google has done some great things recently, but following other market leaders instead of being the leader is not their strong suit. If you are only doing something to capitalize on a trend rather than making a radically better product, don’t try at all.

  2. I’m surprised you could write that while bowing up and down and chanting “Steve Jobs is God” with your eyes all glazed over.

  3. That’s seriously what you think of me? You don’t know me as well as I thought you did. My comment was in no way pro-Apple. Strictly an observation on how poor the Google offering is. Apple still has a long way to go. Specifically, more content. (Even after today’s SNL additions.)

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