I’d say that PCs and TVs have been flirting, and quite possibly canoodling, for some time.
Joanne Ostrow, whose sub-editor had the great idea to use the phrase will change the way we live, posted this article two days ahead of the usual schedule. Her predictions for 2007 are real!
You’ve heard the predictions before, but this time they [consumer electronics manufacturers] really mean it.
Keyword, and buzzword, laden this potted copy-and-paste doesn’t tell digitalmediaphiles a lot they didn’t already know. Nor does it help Joe Average navigate the digital media landscape that is just outside the livingroom door.
Reverse anachronism (I don’t know the right word) steps in, predictably in a predictions piece:
The notion of how you discover programs will change, too. Channel surfing will become overwhelming with far too many choices to sample. Expect to see different navigation cues pop up to let you know what’s on, specifically of interest to you.
Cues to relevance, to relationships, to currency and to community will help you navigate.
People already know what is on: they need to determine why it’s on, where it came from, what it’s like, and what exists around it or its topic.