Which brings me to Chromecast. All Google will say is they’ve
sold “millions” of the $35, (presumably) break-even device.
But recently they announced 400 million “sessions”. Sounds
impressive! A recent headline states “Chromecast turns one: why
this small streaming stick became such a big deal” and the
subheads are “So cheap, and so different”, “400 million cast
sessions”, “Competitors are getting the streaming stick
fever”, and “Why Chromecast continues to be disruptive”.
So kudos to Google for an enormous number, and for getting great
press from it. But, wait. We’re actually going to record
“uses” of products now? Well, sure. Because it makes the
number look bigger.