You Know Who Else Tried to Build the Metaverse?

Ted Nelson

How long should things be? In 2016 Abby Ohlheiser wrote about YouTube ten hour videos, and ten hours remains the standard for long loop videos, despite the limit being “256 GB or 12 hours” now. For years I’ve had a bookmark to “Girl from Ipanema 10hours (classical Version)” on my Chrome bookmarks bar. I have no idea when it got there, or why, but occasionally I’ll fire it up for a day. Try it, it’s a real vibe:

There’s also ten hours of bacon pancakes, relaxing oceanscapes, Nick Offerman’s yule log, a surprising variety of Patrick, and nothing.

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