Last night I was watching Bored to Death on HBO Go on my Logitech Revue box running Google TV through my Sony TV, and just as the show was starting the Adobe Shockwave Flash plugin crashed the Google Chrome browser.
As I pondered the annoyance of my TV crashing; something that never used to happen when I had 3 awesome channels of black-and-white TV that I could select with a rotary dial. I started to realize how many different pieces of technology it can take to get a moving picture from there to here.
Maybe next time someone asks why it takes such a long time to make interactive thingys. I’ll tell them the story of the poor sap sitting in the dark ‘reloading his TV’ over and over again. Because that’s what happens when you don’t fully consider all of the interconnected pieces of the puzzle and test them thoroughly – even on someone’s stupid TV.