Channel Hyper-Linking in Waterloo
How Digital Cable TV Subscribers Are Interacting with Worldgate's iTV Technology in a Real World TV Environment
As my children get older and more
sophisticated in their TV viewing behavior, I take great pleasure
in describing to them what TV viewing was like when I was their
age. For example, my kids do not believe that the TV set in my
parent's living room displayed TV programs only in shades of gray
and that, at most, there were maybe 5 to 7 TV channels to choose
from. They laugh when I tell them that the number of channels
varied daily depending on the weather and its influence on our
antenna's ability to receive an over the air signal. They are
horrified by the fact that their father's only opportunity to
watch cartoons was during a four-hour block of time on Saturday
morning and that the channel changer was not a small handheld
device, but rather a small boy that physically turned a 'knob'
attached to the TV set.