Funtwo 2

When I wrote about Funtwo last summer, I didn’t realize what a phenomenon the video performance of Canon Rock Cover by Jeong-Hyun Lim had become. I was set off on the search by Virginia Heffernan’s story in the New York Times about Mr. Lim’s identity. Now I see that YouTube shows 15,352,374 views of the video and Google video shows 310,491 views. In addition, there’s a Wikipedia entry.

What’s amusing? Well, presuming that viewers watched the entire 5’20” video, that’s about 1.364 million hours—more than 156 years—people have spent on this. Regardless of how many duplicate viewings there are and how many occasions there were when more than one person has watched the same monitor as it played once, that’s a lot of time!

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