Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Mar 2012 21:28 UTC
In the News A few months ago, I wrote an article about comments, in which I said, among others things, that Twitter can never replace comments because not only is it effectively a one-to-one communication channel, Twitter messages are also far too short to foster any form of coherent conversation. Over the weekend, a silly link-bait story illustrated my point perfectly.
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by clasqm on Mon 26th Mar 2012 07:59 UTC
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Here in South Africa there is no Netflix, no Hulu, no Itunes Movie Store, no nothing. And I still enjoy the Apple TV. Why?

Because I have 300 DVDs safely in storage in the garden shed where they are not going to get scratched by frequent use, where the resident 4-year old scientist will not turn them into frisbees, where they don't become an eyesore taking up an entire wall of the family room ... Handbrake is your friend. My iMac needs another hard drive, though :-)

Besides the movie collection, the Apple TV serves as a giant photo display, it plays TED talks, music, podcasts ... for the price it's one of the best gadgets I ever bought. I do agree with other posters that they should not have removed the local storage.

As for the new UI, it does not make sense now. Look out for an update to the iOS app Remote that will mimic your ATV's screen exactly. No more "navigating" to a section, just press the corresponding button on the iPhone screen.

No, I didn't make that up myself, sorry. Read it somewhere. Makes sense, though.

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