Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Fast Forward This Philips

Big brother...errr...Philips...wants to make extra sure that you get your daily dose of commercials. In the works is a device that literally takes control of your TV when a commercial is aired. No more fast-forward or switching channels either, that is, unless you pay a fee. Here's the patent text:

"1) prevents a viewer of a direct (nonrecorded) broadcast from switching
channels when an advertisement is displayed and (2) prevents a viewer of a
recorded program from fast-forwarding the recorded program in order to skip past
advertisements that were recorded with the program. A viewer may either watch
the advertisements or pay a fee in order to be able to change channels or
fast-forward when the advertisements are being displayed."
Well at least they don't tie you to your couch...but in the meantime, kill your television.


Blogger The Management said...

Choice and Freedom are subject to parental whim.


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