Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Advice from the Young at Heart
By now our five year old’s choice seems clear. Given the choice of either watching TV or playing on what de facto is his tablet, he will go for the latter. He does not seem to care that the iPad’s 10” screen is a fraction of the size of our 55” TV. He also prefers to navigate and make his own choices of YouTube contents to the comparably restrictive availability of contents on the TV. (I say “comparably”, because compared to the availability of contents I had when I was 5 years old, my son is in choice heaven.)
Assuming my son’s choice is a reflection of what the unbiased and untrained of society would prefer, I would predict dire times ahead for conventional TV networks. Piracy is the least of their problems; their problem lies within in their inability to keep up with the times.
Image by Lance Shields, Creative Commons license