Why The Highway Won't Reach The Home Just Yet

Jack Jakubik didn't die and go to couch-potato heaven, although some days it sure seems that way. No more driving to the video-rental shop, waiting for pay-per-view, or staying up for the late show. When he wants to see a movie--any of 20, in fact--he just zaps his remote and it appears on his TV screen. Every two weeks, there's a fresh selection. Says Jakubik, 48, a salesman of heavy equipment who lives in upscale Cerritos, Calif.: "I'm spoiled rotten."

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