The Internet industry has spent almost 20 years now beating the crap out of disintermediation, which as we all know is the elimination of middle men from commerce, bringing producers and consumers in direct contact. As the market has grown and widened and tools have improved and got cheaper the nature of disintermediation has changed, too, to the point that today it is almost what we claimed it was back in 1995. To prove that I give you this video from Movie Cloud, which went up today on Indiegogo.

Movie Cloud is supposed to be the disintermediation of movies, bringing all factions together so that 50,000 feature films per year may bloom… maybe.

Whether Movie Cloud succeeds or fails I think it shows us […]