Google CEO Eric Schmidt detailed his plans to conquer TV. In a nutshell, Google will be in your living room and allegedly change your viewing habits.
Sound familiar? Well it is. Every tech giant---Apple, Microsoft, Google and others---wants to change your viewing habits. And they all have failed so far. Your living room is a country that's continuously invaded by superpowers. However, you still resist.
The big question: Will Google's TV efforts be a hit? Or is it just another WebTV? Finish this conversation between Sam and I. I'm the cynical guy sitting on the couch drinking a beer while watching the Philadelphia Eagles. Sam is the Apple Google fanboy.
Larry Dignan: “Once you have Google television, you’re going to be very busy,” Schmidt said via this Wired story. “It’s going to ruin your evening.” Larry Dignan: he's smoking crack Sam Diaz: no he's not. Sam Diaz: google tv is gonna rock Larry Dignan: PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO INTERACT WITH TV Larry Dignan: THIS IS WEBTV Sam Diaz: yes they do Sam Diaz: my wife is constantly yelling at those bimbos on the new jersey housewives Sam Diaz: HAHAHA!!! Larry Dignan: exactly Larry Dignan: she's not searching for their bios Sam Diaz: once google gets past the set top box... they're rule the TV Larry Dignan: and there's the fallacy Sam Diaz: nope... but she is looking for all the related s**t Larry Dignan: you'll never get past the set top box Larry Dignan: because we're lazy Larry Dignan: and as jobs says we have computers Sam Diaz: the technology is already on the way. embedded broadband in the set Sam Diaz: no no no... the days of computers are numbered Larry Dignan: I don't know I've got a bunch of widgets on my set Larry Dignan: tried em once or twice Larry Dignan: you see tv you want to veg Larry Dignan: screw the interaction Larry Dignan: none of these nerds get that Sam Diaz: old guy alert! old guy alert! Sam Diaz: east coast old guy alert! east coast old guy alert! east coast old guy alert! Sam Diaz: you gotta start thinking a bit more silicon valley, pal
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