TiVo is One Jack Short

via CamWorld: TiVo is One Jack Short -- "TiVo Inc. convinced the world that TV listings are worth $120 dollars a year. The same listings that come free in your newspaper, the same listings that you can browse free at dozens of web sites, are worth $120 a year when they come via modem in the middle of night. You pay ten bucks a month for a service that gives you free data, and while it's at it, it tracks every click of your remote for the marketeers. That's a sales job! The Nielsens must be smacking their foreheads. They have to pay TV viewers to put data collection boxes in their homes--now the same viewers are paying TiVo for the privilege!"

Written on September 15, 2000