Is Cost per Hour the new entertainment metric?
David Justus writes at GigOm argues that Cost per Hour will be a pivotal metric for both producers and consumers, but I’m slightly dubious (despite wanting it to be true.)
The argument is basically that all entertainment has an effective cost per hour, and even if we don’t consciously track it we respond in our subconscious. He has an intriguing chart showing the relative cost per hour of different types of entertainment. Netflix streaming is the lowest at 25c per hour; while a cinema experience the most expensive (even san popcorn) at $3.35.
My point of dissonance is that these are different types of entertainment and probably can’t be that directly compared. What do you think?