How About An iPod For Your Television?
The iPod sold a gazillion and became an industry standard because it took existing formats and made them fundamentally easier to enjoy. We've all noticed that we never run out of remotes to throw at the television when politicians appear on the screen. That's because we have so many hanging around, and so few do exactly what we want them to do, and they are always arguing among themselves. The remotes, not the politicians. OK, both do, but Steve Jobs can maybe do something about the television, anyway:
Steve Johnson at Slate examines how Apple could make us think different about our televisions, if they'd get off the virtual couch and tackle the problem.