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The Next Big Thing: Better GUIs

ANAHEIM -- TelcoTV -- The consumer needs better interfaces for access to Web and video content in the home, said a panel of experts here yesterday.

On a panel titled "Converging Pay TV & NetVideo: How, Why & When?" I asked the panelists what could be the next technology "Black Swan" for digital content -- in reference to Nicholas Taleb's book about disruptive, unexpected events. The idea is that a single technology development, such as what Netscape did for Web Browsing or what Google did for search, might instantly drive the digital content business to the next level.

Suprisingly, nearly everybody on the panel zeroed in on the consumer interface. In particular, they pointed out how bad the interfaces are with current digital TV systems. This makes sense, considering that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) largely succeeded in transforming the music industry with a better interface for music.

Read the rest of the story at Contentinople.

— R. Scott Raynovich, Publisher, Contentinople

cw.774 12/5/2012 | 3:27:01 PM
re: The Next Big Thing: Better GUIs This panel of experts wins the "No sh*t, Sherlock" award!

The problem is software tweakers have much greener pastures to persue, like learning SAP, etc.... where the money really is.
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