Thursday, February 18, 2010
TiVo is Bad for Most Viewers
Everyone I know who has TiVo has only good things to say. The only problem is, most people don't have it. As the Economic Logician explains, as more and more people fast forward through commercials, there will actually be an increase in commercials to make up for revenue. Those with TiVo are unaffected, but those without have to suffer. Another problem is that stations may actually leave advertising supported over-the-air TV, thereby hurting all penny-pinchers. The solution is to buy TiVo before everyone else and hope that the decreasing cost of providing free TV (like the analog to digital switch) will continue to give us free entertainment.