The new home theatre PC has gotten me thinking about innovative new products that could be done relatively easily. The term product is probably a little narrow but here we go:
- All advertisers should place a logo at the bottom corner of their ads so that if a person fast forwards through their ad, they (the viewer) still sees the logo
- Why isn’t there a software that turns a normal PC monitor into an e-book reader (like the Kindle)? This would help newspapers distribute their content easier and possibly save them from the slow death we’re currently witnessing
- Computers in the front room may finally make speech recognition useful. As of now, it’s just a creepy way to get hacked, but it does seem reasonable that most people would use it if the computer controlled media. “Computer, please pause DVD” would be useful.
- More wish than innovation – content providers launch their own online channels that could be subscribed to via Vista Media Center, Mac, iPhone etc. They would weaken the power of the cable – sat companies and provide users a HD option via Internet