J Allard, General Manager for Xbox, discusses Xbox Live in an article on Xbox.com. Below is a sample of the article. By Clicking Here, you can read the entire article.
“Like many forceful new technologies in history, from shoes to railroads, the TV industry started in a state of competitive chaos. So before it would work for everybody, all the players who wanted in on the action had to come to some basic agreements.”
“They had to stop fighting about electronic vs. mechanical dissection and transmission strategiesâ€¦ the frequency spectrum needed to be divided in a well-defined wayâ€¦ The industry had to come to an agreement over such simple things as UHF and VHF numbering of channels and even set some basic rules like the 30 minute block and the :20 spot.”