Leslie Walker writes: "... No single company put everything together into a magical product at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, but you didn't need much imagination to connect the booths and see the Internet TV networks of the 21st century struggling to be born. ¶ The unmistakable theme was how video is moving over the Internet onto home televisions and mobile devices in ways that will finally allow consumers to talk back to their TVs, much as they have been interacting with Web sites for the past decade. ¶ It wasn't just about time-shifting TV or watching shows on mobile devices, though both were prominently on display. A newer technology known as Internet protocol TV -- IPTV for short -- also made a stir by blending those capabilities while trying to remake regular TV shows into something more dynamic and personal. ..." Link: Washington Post.
Also see Beth Snyder Bulik's story, Gadget Expo Opens Window On Media Revolution: Consumer Electronics Show Demonstrates Convergence Becoming Reality. Link: AdAge.
Finally, listen to Steve Gillmor's Gillmor Gang podcast for Jan. 6, TV or not TV Gang. Guests for this podcast were Doc Searls (calling in from CES), Dan Farber, Dana Gardner, Jon Udell and Mike Vizard (mp3, 66 minutes). Searls: "... It was kind of an all-out attack on TV as we know it. ..." Gardner comments on this podcast on his BriefingsDirect weblog, Let's break up the media, broadband, and IT infrastructure companies and build a new world digital Frankenstein . --Dennis