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