You know when TV is taking over your life when you can't even wait to get to a computer in order to program your TiVo, let alone be at home to program it. Yesterday, TiVo announced it will be launching a cell phone-friendly Web site, m.tivo.com, available for all cell phone browsers and users so TV worshippers can program their TiVos using their cell phones.
Of course TiVo users can already program their DVR machines remotely by logging onto TiVo's home page, www.tivo.com, (which is basically what this new cell phone system is doing, it's just using a mobile-friendly version).
Really? Is TV taking over our lives so much that we have to program our sets using our cell phones? We can't even wait to get to a computer before plugging our TiVo to record Paris Hilton's My New BFF? How sad it is that our lives are so revolved around make-believe that we so urgently need to program, watch and discuss TV shows with our mobile devices? Don't get me wrong, I think the technology available is amazing, I'm just a little sad for mankind and the culture-less void we are dropping into as we sit at home watching endless hours of fantasy life.
Maybe it's just me, but it seems to me we should be less worried about missing a program on TV and more worried about getting out of our living rooms and connecting to the outside world....just a thought.