Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 18th Jul 2010 09:32 UTC
Multimedia, AV I'm a couch potato. There, I've said it. I love sitting down and watching sci-fi movies, like any good geek would. And this is an (almost religious) action that hasn't changed for many, many, years. But I feel that we're in for a surprise soon. The way we watch TV and access content is about to change. TV watching will at last arrive into the 21st Century, and the technology giants will be there to duke it out for the reins of this new industry.
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not really....
by alcibiades on Mon 19th Jul 2010 08:53 UTC
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"The only real obstacle in the kind of future I present in this article are Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon"

Not really. Imagine a world in which Apple had provided your TV platform. It would want to control what you watched, where you got it, the ads that played on it. It would want to track your every click.

And it would censor. It would be desperately trying to recreate network TV 1955, complete with the Brady Bunch and the Sound of Music. And it would keep telling you that this was all real cool, it had finally freed you from the scourge of porn, and that when you really thought about it, you did not want to access that copy of the black and white film of Ulysses or any of those Nouvelle Vague movies that you tried to get.

See, that was not suitable family viewing. We thought you would see it our way.

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