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TiVo: Cable bad. Computer good.

January 6, 2005 11:03 PM

TiVo's CEO, Michael Ramsey: "Offering service through one of the primary cable platforms is not the best way to grow our business at this time, because the economics are not very attractive. We have decided to embrace the PC as our friend."

There ya go. TiVo finally decided to take advantage of the revolution they wrought. Well, ReplayTV was the real innovator, and TiVo is only doing this because the cable companies are forcing their hand, but anyway....

TiVoToGo is half-assed, but the obvious next step is what ReplayTV was getting sued for years ago, and what the MPAA is suing kids for right now -- internet distribution of television programming. It'll surely be a closed proprietary system, but it'll be hacked soon enough, hooked up to BitTorrent, and the floodgates will open.

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