Combined, Netflix and YouTube take up about a quarter of the internet’s global bandwidth. In other words, we basically invented the internet so we could watch more TV. That fact hasn’t been lost on those in the TV (now, internet) business. NYT on The Great Race to Rule Streaming TV. “One big question is what all this means for us, at home, fishing in the cushions for our remotes: If even a network as seemingly sacred as HBO can be pressured by corporate bosses to crank out more shows in order to better compete with smartphones, what new era are we entering.” (An era with a lot of great TV, even more bad TV, costs that will reach and even surpass the cable dominant years, and when finding a show you’re looking for will be almost as hard as finding the Apple TV remote.)