Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Broadcast or Broadband? You Be The Judge...

Whoa, Will:

Casting Pearls Among Swine. Listen closely because this is very simple.

  1. Call your CATV provider. Ask for the Internet access without television package.
  2. Buy this
  3. Buy this or this
  4. Buy this
The problem now becomes>off the computer and on to your television, which sits in the same room as your couch. By which time you find it’s easier just to buy a TiVo or ReplayTV with Ethernet support. Why is this all possible? Because you are not buying the content, you are buying the connection. The content is thrown out, on the air, on the network, in the vague hope that you will receive it. The exception which proves the rule is HBO. Is it legal? Good question. [The Peanut Gallery]

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