Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
This is going to be huge. Just huge. Tipping point and all that.
The paradigm continues to shift from analog TV to cable TV to digital TV to DVR to now completely disconnected TV watching.
The problem still remains with rights management and encryption of the digital content. How do you keep people from Kazaa-like trading of TV shows and movies?
I agree that Apple is tapping into an unstoppable trend, but I think the screen is too small on this particular device. Sony's PSP is a better size, but doesn't have this capability out of the box.
The trading is already happening via BitTorrent and Usenet. And it's happening a lot, if what I'm reading in blogs is any indication.
Maybe this will ultimately lead more people to use mass transit, so they can watch their favorite shows on the way to and from work?