Ain’t it the truth? The local Hollywood Video appears reasonably well stocked. It isn’t Netflix deep, or anything, but when I go looking for something a little off the beaten track I am not always dissappointed. For example, they have Ken Loach’s Land and Freedom (1995), but not the Argentine confidence game movie Nueve Reinas (2000). So they’ve got some good stuff, but if I wander in without a list in hand I can easily be reduced to a dull stupor trying to find something to watch.
However, the source of my title is a post by Long Tail blogger Chris Anderson in which he argues the case against the new Apple iPod Shuffle. Anderson’s absolutely right, “a Long Tail without good filters is just noise.”