It takes me back to the days hotel rooms had those dreadful televisions with a keyboard where, for a huge premium, you could send an email, browse the web and check the weather. They never caught on.
There are a number of reasons for this:
- TVs are good at showing video, but bad at presenting text - the resolution of even a HD set is too low.
- Keyboards and TVs don't mix
- Try checking your tweet whilst your other half is watching CSI - you'll be in real trouble
- Why bother when you already have a PC or a smartphone ?
To think that some of the world's largest companies are again chasing this mirage is startling and shows how far off the mark they truly are.