[quote]Originally posted by canadianmacguy:
<strong>Ahh.. no, they won't announce that.. Apple isn't Sony yet, and there's a really small majority of people who would actually buy that.. but things like the iPod (my wife got me one for Christmas, and I gave her one for her birthday) would give them practice on branching out..
It's probably best to think of what's coming in terms of you and I being general people, not super mac geeks surfing AI.</strong><hr></blockquote>
So what's so super Mac geeky here? The TiVo (or the concept or digitally recording broadcase signals) is an idea whose time has come. But TiVo's user base is pretty small, compared to the venerable VCR. The killer appliance is clearly digital video recording.
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I don't think you need to be a Mac user to understand this. Apple has also shown they can create a device that doesn't require the MacOS to still be user-friendly. Apple already has the required subscriber on-line infrastructure in place in the guise of iDisk/iTools.
Wishful thinking perhaps, but not out-and-out unlikely as you might characterize it...
(BTW: I too am another Apple crazed Canuck)