My cord-cutting analogy


#1

I’m thirsty.
Want a drink of water.

Ooooh, I can get water from this small bucket for free.
Yum, tastes pretty good.

Damn, water’s gone, but still thirsty.
Ooooh, water’s filling up the bucket from a small diameter rubber hose.
It’s filling up very slowly, though.

I’ll buy a large diameter rubber hose to replace the small diameter rubber hose.
Need tools, too.
Now water’s filling up the bucket much faster.
Damn, water doesn’t taste as good now.
It really tastes like rubber now.

I’ll buy a large diameter metal pipe to replace the large diameter rubber hose.
Need tools, too.
Now the water’s filling up the bucket fast, and it doesn’t taste like rubber anymore.
Damn, water tastes like metal now.

I’ll buy a large diameter PVC pipe to replace the large diameter metal pipe.
Need tools, too.
Now the water fills up the bucket fast, and tastes good.
Damn, I just remembered I don’t like water.


#2

I’ll have what he’s having…


#3

Make that two!


#4

It’s almost poetic in a way…