Why HDTV Is No iPod
In David Card's self described N-Thousandth Post On iPod, he gives a very interesting viewpoint about why HDTV, which he argues should be just as exciting as the little white...
In David Card‘s self described "N-Thousandth Post On iPod", he gives a very interesting viewpoint about why HDTV, which he argues should be just as exciting as the little white box, has not achieved the iPod boom:
What’s different about HDTV, which has just about the same single-digit US household penetration rate as disk-based MP3 players? How come no one’s jazzed about HD? Here’s a few things that make iPods different:One company, one coolness. You don’t see Sony crowing about MP3 players replacing Walkmen. New consumption mode of existing content. Carry your whole collection with you. (Buying DVDs of movies and TV shows is like this; HDTV is not.) Existing installed base of content. See playing MP3s above. Initiator is from outside traditional industry. See Sony comment above.
David Card of Jupiter Research ‘N-Thousandth iPod Post’