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December 20, 2004

Noah and Saskia, and why this American can't watch quality television

There are times where the United States as the maintainer of distance from the rest of the world causes me more then ideological grief. Today is one of those days.

My colleague Angela (Anya) Thomas at e-selves mentioned an Australian children's television series about teens and chatrooms, in her December 18, 2004 post Noah and Saskia (Take 2), that looks like an excellent teaching tool for both how people process chatroom interactions and specifically how teens develop online relationships.

So after trying to find a purchasing route online and having no success I emailed her asking "Where can a Yank find this series?" Anya graciously sent me contact information for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Before I got that email sent Anya, apparently found a link to the ABC shop for the series, Noah and Saskia, 2 DVD Set. Of course when I click through I find that the DVD's are available only territory 4 format and is incompatible with US DVD players. *sigh* Now how does that make any sense? Wouldn't it be better to move to standardize or build a player that crossed formats? One would think in the US we would be pushing this process so that we can sell more products without the requirement of converting to a local standard.

Here is the ABC sites description of the show. If you know anything about how someone with access to only US equipment can view the show, please let me know.

Posted by prolurkr at December 20, 2004 09:08 AM

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