December 15, 2008
The true value of time shifting
I swear, digital video recorders have changed my life.
Take last night (Sunday). I could go to KROQ's holiday party at the Gibson Amphitheatre and see The Killers, Death Cab, The Cure and Franz Ferdinand OR I could watch the Cowboys play the Giants.
I chose to do both. I TIVO'd (the verb, not the equipment) the game and programmed it to record for an extra ninety minutes in case of overtime. I told my friends at the concert that I was on a 'media blackout' of the Cowboys game so mum the word.
This AM, when I got up, I only checked my email and ignored the papers. I sat down and speed watched the Cowboys game (which they won!) in about an hour and a half. It was just as fun as seeing it live!
After I watched the game, I turned on the internet, looked at the paper, and went on with my morning. In the old days, I likely would have missed the game and thought about it at the concert (probably checking scores on my cell phone). That would have partially ruined the evening.
So, if you don't TIVO, you should learn to do it soon and take over your life again!