Thursday, April 22, 2004

The New York Times > Technology > Circuits > A Theater on Wheels

The New York Times > Technology > Circuits > A Theater on Wheels "And while parents with young children remain the primary market for the devices, adults are increasingly using them to take breaks during long trips or play video games - or even as a makeshift movie theater when they lack a conventional DVD player.
"The car is becoming an extension of the living room, a place of relaxation," said Stony Furutani, the manager of accessory marketing at the American Honda Motor Company."

I think this is a scary trend, especially when you consider recent research correlating kids, TV, and ADD. I've also flown JetBlue on two recent trips; I'm very impressed with the airline (and its fares) overall, but the real-time, 24-channel TV and seat-back displays are pretty scary -- not many people looking out the windows or reading books on JetBlue flights.

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