04/20/2006: "In TIVO's Name"
I'm a big fan of technology that makes recommendations based on my personal tastes. Napster does it very well. It looks at my various play lists and then creates new play lists based on band that have a similar sound or who were influenced by bands in my play list. I love it!
Amazon.com makes recommendations about what kind of books I might like based on the subjects of books I’ve purchased in the past. Now that they’ve finally figured out I’m not a gay man, it works pretty good as well.
Now, Tivo is supposed to look at the TVs and movies I watch, and make “suggestions” by recording shows they think I’ll like. Now, they used to be fairly OK suggestions, I’d find out about new SciFi shows for example…only recently my Tivo seems to have gone right wing on me!
Current daily suggestions are multiple recordings of programs from Fox News, and now its recording shows from the Praise the Lord Channel…WTF? Should I be worried?