Nov 12, 2012
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Smart TVs keep dumbing down our living rooms
In a word, it’s about simplicity. We watch TV because we don’t want to spend a ton of time finding what we want to watch — we either want to channel-surf or we want Netflix to tell us, and quickly. That’s why Steve Jobs’ remark to Walter Isaacson is so breathlessly passed around. “It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine, “Jobs said. “I finally cracked it.” Jobs didn’t promise more features, or a better picture. He promised a setup that would work.

Smart TVs keep dumbing down our living rooms

In a word, it’s about simplicity. We watch TV because we don’t want to spend a ton of time finding what we want to watch — we either want to channel-surf or we want Netflix to tell us, and quickly. That’s why Steve Jobs’ remark to Walter Isaacson is so breathlessly passed around. “It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine, “Jobs said. “I finally cracked it.” Jobs didn’t promise more features, or a better picture. He promised a setup that would work.

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    That would be nice…
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    Smart TVs keep dumbing down our living rooms
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    Exactly.
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