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Will the idiot box turn smart some day?

Posted by Arun Uday on June 25, 2007

Every once in a while, I come across an article on how the television is going to become very smart in the future. It is one of those fantasies that just refuses to die. Interactive television, the merger of the TV and the PC, browsing while watching television, online chatting and sharing instantaneous feedback on TV episodes – every such conceivable manner of making this marriage of the “dumb” and the “smart” happen has been and is continuing to be attempted. But, my take is that unless certain key aspects of technological match making are understood, this may turn out to be a case of the priest being more interested in the marriage than the bride or the groom. Read the rest of this entry »

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