Who are these "normal people"? Apparently they're the ones who don't even want DVR. They want to pay their cable company for hundreds of channels and complain that there's never anything on. They're happy to watch online videos on their tiniest screens they own (computers and smartphones).
I don't know any of these people. People are cutting the cord because they're not getting what they want from TV. They use DVRs but wish the DVR did more, and did it better and easier. They want their CNN without NBA TV, or vice versa. They want their favorite movies to a couple of button presses away. But the thing is that these are the normal people. My parents and their in-laws love their Roku boxes. They even have wish lists of other things they realize they should be able to do. Technology is enabling greater freedom to decide what we want to watch. Are the "normal people" okay with watching what the big content providers tell them to?
Is it the idea that these "normal people" are opposed to change? I'll give them that. But sooner or later they're going to realize that they will get what they want from this revolution, too. I think they're scared that they won't be able to complain about how there's nothing on TV anymore.
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