There’s an interesting 2007 interview with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates together on Youtube. It was posted by the user kenzoki as 11 parts. What I found interesting, besides the interview, is the fluctuation and general decline in views throughout the 11 parts. I was surprised by the decline – sad even that people couldn’t appreciate something that I thought was good enough to watch all the way through.
This could be explained perhaps as supply and demand. In order to maintain a consistent viewership there must be a greater supply of the quality of the video than public demand. In other words the video must be good enough that everyone watches it all the way through. Now that I rationalize it this way it makes sense that there is a decline in viewership across the parts. I guess I’m part of those that demand this kind of video.
It is rather odd how rather than a consistent exponential decline there are fluctuations. This means people have watched a middle part of the interview. I guess people found the topic in those sections of particular interest and emailed it around to friends/co-workers.