Digital Fallacy?

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So, what has happened to the promise of the ubiquitous digital home? It appears that the hype has not been realized in most households. As the article below suggests, the average user is unaware of the vision of the new digital arena.
While vendors like M$, Apple, and others struggle for dominance over this space, smart consumers are wondering how to avoid the dreaded vendor lock-in.

The author fails to mention how Open source can level the playing and give the consumer choice over how their dollars are spent. Heck TIVO (which is powered by Linux) has become the killer-app that has the cable providers giants (ie Time Warner) scrambling to find other means to reclaim the lost advertising revenue.

I suppose it remains to be seen whether or not the digital experience will be widespread through the average household.

The digital home | Science fiction? | Economist.com

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