Keaghan loves to watch youtube and over the past five, six or maybe seven years he has got himself a huge education quite apart from his formal one. He watches most of it alone but the few things he has shared with me have covered the US electoral college, things on vaccination, British history, how an epidemic works etc. A number of years ago I was in a shop with him and saw the chromecast gadget. I immediately saw the implications of having this gadget: watching any youtube (or other online video) on the large screen tv and from the comfort of the couch. I tell you this because I am so. darned. proud. of myself. for understanding the possibilities of chromecast.
My technologically advanced offspring, who would have benefited from the purchase more than anyone else, couldn't see why we would want it so with a wave of self doubt I gave up.
Somewhere in the meantime, chromecast has become popular and said technologically advanced offspring bought himself one. It has been just as revolutionary as I had first thought!
My most recent chromecast offering was a series delightfully promoted with the illiterative description Nordic Noir, a murder mystery/ psychological thriller called "Modus".
It may be a throw back to my Nordic ancestry or just my appreciation of subtlety but another recent favourite was Swedish film "A man called Ove"
If you are at all interested, I found them on the Australian site SBS/OnDemand.