REMEMBER THE TIME we used to connect our giant computers to the telephone and dial up some Internet just to get connected only to be disconnected minutes later when your mom picked up the phone? It’s amazing that we even sat through those five, sometimes even ten, long, insufferable minutes to get online but back in those days, we had patience because we had no other choice.
Now, with high speed Internet, sometimes for free if your neighbor doesn’t know how to put his WIFI on lockdown, patience is in short order. Studies show that if a video doesn’t start up within 15 seconds, we go clicking on to the next thing. So it comes as no surprise that movies condensed in 60 seconds would appeal to us instant-gratificationites. Because who needs to waste time with with ‘plot development’ and knowing the characters? Just tell us the story so we can go look at more cat memes and porn already. Jeesh.