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Wednesday, November 9
THE FAMILY: OFF DEMAND!
The news about CBS and NBC signing on with DirecTV and Comcast to make a TiVo-type of service has left a sour taste in my mouth.
In a nutshell, CBS are NBC are offering "On Demand" programming for a small fee.
For those not familiar with "On Demand" technology, it's basically this: Your cable or satellite box gives you an additional on-screen menu to select then play TV shows whenever you want. You can pause, fast forward, rewind -- the works.
Yes, sorta like TiVo. With less control.
The two networks plugged the new approach in girlie response to the fear they probably felt when ABC signed a deal with Apple to provide TV episodes on iTunes for $1.99.
CBS and NBC are probably going to do this for, like, a buck each show.
So now you can see Passions suck ass WHENEVER YOU WANT!
But really, I don't really dig this "TiVo mindset" America is slowly getting a little too used to. All of a sudden, TV scheduling has become obsolete.
There are tons of families who schedule "family time" around TV time. With TV time slowly becoming a thing of the past, it looks like "family time" will, too.
While it looks like new technology is only serving a convenience for us, we kinda forget that it also strips a little part of us away.
I can't even imagine what's in store for the next 10 years. Crazy shit, my friends. Crazy shit.