TiVo Guilt – The Opportunity Costs of Too Much TV

CNN says that people have too many programs saved on their TiVos

With infinite media, you have infinite choices, and therefore you have infinite opportunity costs,” he says. “Your satisfaction index of the thing you actually choose can never be equivalent to the infinite opportunity costs, so we’re in this position of being behind the cognitive eight-ball all the time.

I don’t even have a TiVo and this happens to me. We have to watch Dexter, True Blood, Californication, Weeds, we’re behind on 30 Rock and the Office and Friday Night Lights and I’ve just last night finished Generation Kill. Lost Season 4 ended last week for me. And those are just the shows with which we’re relatively caught up. What about BSG or The War or The IT Crowd?

I think this is like the RSS post Matt put up a couple days ago about getting rid of feeds he’s not interested in (read: doesn’t have time for) anymore. It hurts. Is RSS Bankruptcy a good option? Should people declare TiVo bankruptcy and burn the whole fucking place down?

What I really want to know is who will spearhead the TiVoZero movement, Merlin Mann is too busy tackling email.

TiVo Guilt – The Opportunity Costs of Too Much TV

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