#1838: Burstory

It drives me crazy that online movie clips stop and start irregularly, depending on what else is happening over the network and within my local operating system.

Today’s invention is a new way to script movies designed specifically to be watched over a limited bandwidth web connection, without the usual stuttering.

New scripts would consist of a series of discrete, punchy scenes. Each of these would be shown only after it was downloaded in full.

In this way, you could watch a long movie as a series of unfragmented events, separated by a minute or so if necessary.

This would change the nature of filmwatching somewhat, but would greatly reduce the frustration.

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