remote.jpg Eliot Van Buskirk writes on Wired Blogs that “the idea of carrying one versatile gadget rather than two more specialized ones seems to make sense, but not in the real world.” I tend to agree. I’d elaborate by saying that our brains aren’t built for the all-in-one-box vision of convergence. Some will disagree. There’s a simple experiment you can do to help think about the problem. Go to your living room and count up the number of remote controls you have. If the answer is one, you probably have a universal remote. These have been around for ages, long enough that we’d all be using them if all-in-one-box convergence was the one true path ™.

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