My Archives: July 2004
Monday, July 19, 2004
|Obvious Relevation of the Day|
Posted by CKL @ 05:54 PM PST
TiVo Users Want To Save Time, Not Shift It, Says StudyTo which I say: DUH.
Most people use digital video recorders (DVRs) like TiVo not to watch TV shows at different times but to start watching them several minutes after they have begun so that they can skip commercials, according to a survey conducted by Lyra Research. The survey of more than 600 DVR users found that the average viewer delays watching programs in this way 43 percent of the time. In a statement, Steve Hoffenberg, Lyra Research's director of electronic media research, said: "As opposed to recording with DVRs for time-shifting, this behavior is clearly oriented to time-saving, with commercials constituting the expendable time. ... Not only did the respondents intend to skip ads before they even began watching the programs, the desire to skip ads impacted when they began watching. This has important implications for the TV-advertising industry beyond the ad-avoidance issues usually raised in discussions of DVR users' behavior. These people are effectively telling advertisers, 'Don't waste my time.'"
Friday, July 9, 2004
|The Five Things|
Posted by CKL @ 08:41 PM PST
|From my friend Bruce:|
It was explained to me today there are 5 things (and only 5) that when added, always makes [sic] things better:And wouldn't that be the ultimate B-movie? "Lesbian Pirates vs. Zombie Ninjas-- featuring an Infinite Number of Monkeys!"
I wonder if anyone has ever dared to use all 5 at once?
Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Posted by CKL @ 11:12 AM PST
|Kids these days...|
A "cunning" 14-year-old girl charged with murdering her father escaped from home confinement by removing an electronic monitoring device from her ankle and gluing it to a cat, authorities said... "My officer informed me he thought it (the monitoring device) was super-glued on a cat," Collins said. The cat was not hurt, he said.(from AP News)
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