"I can record all the programs I want so that I can watch them on my own schedule, and I can fast-forward through commercials!"
Well, duh. Haven't VCRs been able to do that for the past 20 years?
Of course I haven't owned a VCR for more than a decade, so I'm bound to be a little more excited than the rest. But everyone seems to be raving about TiVo and how great it is. That's why I wanted one peer pressure.
Despite my insecurities about praising a machine for doing the same thing another machine was already doing, TiVo really is a cool toy.
Nevertheless, it's not really a time saver.
Now that I'm
Before TiVo, I'd simply miss most of the shows I liked. I didn't mind I can't plan my life around TV. Now that I can plan TV around my life, though, television has taken on a much greater significance. And I can't decide whether that's a good thing or not.