Wednesday Notes

A wall of multi-colored sticky notesIt just doesn’t feel like Wednesday today, since Monday felt more like a Sunday than most Sundays do.

We now know that the New Year was not the soon event that Sling mentioned in its email three weeks ago. As of this morning, Sling still looks great on my Channel Master DVR+. Seriously, are they going to pull the plug during CES? Maybe as part of a press conference, using props?

Rex Sorgatz at Wired explained in mid-December how to be a television futurist at holiday parties, and I just now noticed it. His conclusion / punchline is close to my answer to the future of TV: Discovery and curation. Make a great UI to help viewers find happy surprises, and present them with exactly what they’ll want to watch.