Folks, I've written about my professional musician wife before. This pretty much really happened:
Wife: I just bought Netflix.
Me: Oh. (Thinking: Don't we have cable?)
Wife: Yes, now I can watch movies on my MacBook and iMac.
Wife: Can we hook this to the TV in the bedroom? (Nice little 32" flatscreen.)
Me: Yes. (Off to Apple store to buy adapter to hook to PC input on TV.)
Wife: Cool. But what are all those cables going to the TV?
Me: Well, we need those to get the signal to the TV from the MacBookPro.
Me: Dear, did you say that was Netflix? (Yep. I listen really well...)
Me: Uh, the AppleTV in the living room can receive Netflix.
Wife: Well, bring it in here.
Me: (Being an engineer I start to get wires and power cables to run it all nice an neat behind the entertainment center.)
Wife: Can you hurry?
Me: I am hurrying.
Wife: Just grabs the whole mess and sets the AppleTV cables and all on the side of the entertainment center.)
Me: (That's really ugly.)
Wife: Now, make it work.
Me: (I hand her the TV remote and Apple Remote.) Push the HDMI button and then press the big silver button on the Apple Remote.
Me: Now, use the round iPod thingie and move to Internet and push the silver thingie.
Wife: Cooool! There's Netflix.
Me: Leave on business trip. Get Call...
Wife: I can't get this to work.
Me: Push HDMI. Push silver thingie. Go to Internet. Select Netflix.
Folks, if you're a TV manufacturer, a content creator, or a content deliverer and this isn't your business plan, or a logical extension of this business plan, you're dead meat.
I have seen the future. It is Cooool!