[FoRK] car & tv internet

Ken Meltsner meltsner at alum.mit.edu
Thu Mar 10 04:38:35 PST 2011


On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 2:46 PM, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 11:21 AM, Bill Kearney <wkearney99 at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Ignoring the fact you're leaving a considerable consumer of electricity
> > burning with nothing on the screen.   Or worse, static material that
> burns
> > in the screen.
>
> Well, you can have a screen saver on a TV as easily as on a PC.
>
> Does a TV burn more power than a monitor of the same size?
>
> > Here's where I'm reminded of the failed effort that was Pointcast.   And
> > somewhat tangentially of the Chumby.
>
> I have a Chumby on my desk right now.  Sure is cute.
>
> It was a genuinely visionary project with an incredibly accurate
> concept of the future as far as mobile apps and now TV++ apps.  I'm
> amazed to say that it was underhyped.  But I wish their execution had
> been better.
>
>
Yep, it's kind of a good news/bad news moment when you end up on Woot.com at
$49 each.  (Today only, in case you don't know how Woot works)

Odd coincidence -- speak of Chumby and it will  be discounted.

Ken Meltsner


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