Just got a press release from Westinghouse Digital Electronics. According to a survey, here’s what people want in a future TV:

Voice recognition Touch Screen 120hz Refresh Rate Wireless Energy Conservation Built In DVR Built In DVD Bluetooth

Do you really want to talk to your set—and risk having the same frustrating exchanges you have with automated voice recognition on help lines? Will the TV apologize when you scream: I TOLD YOU TO TIVO MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, AND YOU GAVE ME BOB SQUAREPANTS! Or maybe it’ll answer, telling you to swallow the guacamole before issuing commands.

And who wants a touch screen on one of these big new TVs? If anyone puts a greasy fingerprint anywhere near mine, I’ll get even madder than when the TV misunderstands my orders.

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