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Boom Box is an excellent

Boom Box is an excellent article from The New York Times Magazine on the advent of smart television recording systems like TiVo and ReplayTV:

“The owners of the 100,000 or so black boxes that have already been installed have two distinctly unsettling new habits. The first is that they don’t watch scheduled TV anymore. […] But that isn’t the worst news that TiVo and Replay have for the television networks. The worst news is that no one watches commercials anymore. Eighty-eight percent - 88 percent! - of the advertisements in the programs seen by viewers on their black boxes went unwatched. If no one watches commercials, then there is no commercial television.”