4 July 2011
Like old Tube Radios
Posted by Brent under: Nothing Special .
Well, what goes around, comes around. Remember in the old days of tube radios and TVs? You’d have to plan your viewing or listening pleasure ahead of time. You’d turn on the set, then sit around and let it warm up for a while before you could enjoy the program. Then came transistor radios and instant-on TVs. Push a button for instant gratification. Nowadays the good old days are back again. If I want to listen to the news via the Internet at the top of the hour from an Atlanta radio station, I first fire up a browser, the enter the url in the address bar, wait for the page to load, click on the ‘listen now’ button, wait for the player window to open and the player to load, connect to the station, then listen to the pre-roll commercial, then finally listen to the program I wanted to hear. How simple is that? Yes, it makes the old tube radios seem like a pleasure by comparison!
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