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AT&T's Confu-verse

Phil Harvey
5/26/2010

4:35 PM -- News Flash! Channel 11 in Atlanta filed its report from the U-verse prototype tour this week. (See Photos From AT&T's U-verse Tour and AT&T Touts the U-Verse Reality for our stories.)

Maybe I'm too critical -- and I don't watch much TV news -- but are folks able to watch something like this and really understand what's about to change with their TV service?



I'll give the reporter this much: When I left AT&T, my head was spinning a bit. It was a lot to take in, and he probably has to cover 55 other things so he hasn't been watching this stuff as much as we have.

The real reason I wanted to show off his clip? The tech expert for Channel 11 was reporting from the TV station's "Web center." What is a Web center and how do I get one?

— Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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shygye75
shygye75
12/5/2012 | 4:34:37 PM
re: AT&T's Confu-verse


I tried to follow this report but was distracted first by the yellow sweater vest (really? you need a sweater vest in Atlanta in late May?) and then by the live chat crawl. I hope someday my TV, which is getting smarter and smarter every day, will figure out how to banish crawls from my super deluxe HD video screen, so that I can pay more attention to what yellow sweater vest guy is saying.


 

DCITDave
DCITDave
12/5/2012 | 4:34:36 PM
re: AT&T's Confu-verse


Yes, the summer sweater in Atlanta is a tough sell.


I'll say this, though. The other journalists that were present were either tragically overweight or they looked homeless. So the Channel 11 reporter at least set a good example for us working media types.

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