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Sunday, January 09, 2005
Earth to... wait, stay on earth!
Sirius Radio is going to start offering satellite TV to your car using the same tech as the radio. Their partner in this venture is Microsoft. I can't believe they're getting away with it. The idiots on the road here can't fudge with the AM/FM radio without coming damned close to screwing something up. Not to mention the shit they pull when using cellphones, MP3 players (iPods included) or the DVD GPS expresso combos already installed in some cars. This is all on top of some recent lawsuits over custom car guys replacing dashboard components with LCD screens.
I can't begin to imagine how screwed we're going to be if we let people install satellite TV into their car when the user interfaces are going to be designed by Microsoft. I Really can't see this ending well....
Edit: Forgot the NY Times link
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