This is one of those moments when you look back 10 years later and say this is the point where HBO should have crushed the competition before it can get too big. The competition being Netflix and Amazon who are changing the way HBO-like series are viewed. Like Game of Thrones. Which officially starts its fifth season tonight with one episode.
Maybe last night's leak was HBO testing the waters, to see what would happen with viewership tonight. I have a funny feeling it will just increase it. Game of Thrones, of which I am a devotee, requires two and sometimes three viewings to absorb all the delicious viscousness, depravity, betrayal, lust and insanity.
Last month Microsoft admitted it might open source Windows. Today that seems like a whimper rather than the audacious hellacious move it would have been 10 or 15 years ago. Today who cares. The action is elsewhere. The time to be bold is when you're at your peak. Unfortunately so many in business wait till it's too late.
I'm sure Stannis Baratheon, Cersei Lannister or Jon Snow wouldn't hesitate.