I got converged…

Last night we finished watching a recorded episode of Huff on television. The iBook was plugged into the television, and the QuickTime player was running full screen. Made perfect sense.

Then Catherine went to bed, and I decided to watch the Steve Jobs keynote presentation from Macworld. So I unplugged the computer from the television and brought it over to the couch and started watching.

After ten minutes, I suddenly realized that I could be watching the keynote on the television. So I got up, plugged it into the television and, just like Huff, I watched Steve Jobs on the Big Screen.

I believe I have now experienced convergence in its most primitive form. I watched Huff on the television because, well, it was a “TV programme.” I watched the keynote on the laptop screen because it was “computer stuff.” The irony is that I was using the same player to watch both. Old habits due hard.


Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on January 12, 2005 - 20:13 Permalink

I’ve been making the opposite switch, where most of my TV watching happens on my laptop now.

Isaac Grant's picture
Isaac Grant on January 12, 2005 - 20:54 Permalink

Same as Steven here, I watch almost everything on my computer screen these days.

Robert Paterson's picture
Robert Paterson on January 12, 2005 - 23:07 Permalink

Ok I am behind — what do I need to make the link to my TV?