Give cable customers options on channels
For years, we've heard that pick and choose cable is just around the corner. Don't like to watch ESPN? Don't subscribe to it. Now, there are some good things about this a-la-carte way of picking cable stations--if you want to have only the news stations to keep up with current events, you only need get those and not pay for things like E!. And certainly, as the article linked above points out, you can keep things like MTV out of your home if you're worried about the kids watching it. But on the other hand, if you're like me and you enjoy the channel surfing or occasionally dropping in on something new on a cable channel or you hear buzz on an interesting show, would it not stink to not have it immediately? I mean, had it not been for channel surfing, I might not have discovered the greatness that is Tech TV
. Of course, then again I also wouldn't have to see the umpteenth showing of the E! True Hollywood Story on the cast of 90210
Speaking of Tech TV, this was the download of the day on the Screen Savers the other day. It's Movie Organizer
and it's a pretty neat way to keep your DVDs organized. I liked the feature when you can record who you've loaned the DVDs to as well as the keeping notes on those extras you liked and those that weren't worth the space on the DVD.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/07/2004 02:40:00 PM