Sunday, August 31, 2008

From Haiku to Roku

Sarah and Leah gave Karen a Roku Netflix player for her upcoming birthday. It's sort of a one trick pony, but it's a very good trick. It took about five minutes to set up, and three of those were unsealing the batteries for the remote. It quickly logged onto our home network, and instantly we were able to watch movies from our Netflix playlist. Amazingly simple, amazingly cool.
The service is unlimited, or limited only by the fact that not all movies are available to play instantly.
Just one more nail in the coffin for the postal service, I suppose. They're offering employees a voluntary early retirement, although they're not adding any incentives, so I don't think it's that great an offer. When people used to ask my father how he was doing, he used to say, "Clinging to the wreckage." Which could be our employee motto.

No comments:

Post a Comment