Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV An interesting anecdote at MinimalMac about television being broken. The author's young daughter, who is growing up in a Netflix/Hulu/iTunes/etc. household, was confronted with actual TV for the first time, and wonders why she can't pick what to watch, why the shows are being interrupted all the time, and so on. Clearly - TV is broken.
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Totally agree
by error32 on Sat 25th Feb 2012 08:21 UTC
error32
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2008-12-10

I totally agree, TV is definitely broken in the Netherlands. The only time when I turn it on is to see Top Gear on BBC (which is without commercials). However I find myself trying to hit the pause button sometimes when watching that because I got so used to being able to pick my own break times.
I have not seen any television ads for a very long time and I would never want to get back to that, it feels rather medieval to think about those rude interruptions.

In this time of globalisation there are no more excuses for not offering a worldwide service for digital content. The private trackers manage to spread every new episode very efficiently (yes, I would consider this is more efficient than usenet).
For instance if I would miss a part of a Top Gear episode, I am able to start my download 10 minutes after the broadcast is finished, and after 5 minutes downloading I will have the whole episode. It is really strange some guys living in their parents basement can build such a service for free while no company has managed.

Anyway, I will move to China in several days which means will be even more dependent on the internet to supply me with television shows.

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