[CLUG] [Fwd: irish multichannel / digital tv]
peter at silmaril.ie
Sun Jan 9 20:34:10 GMT 2000
On Sun, 09 Jan 2000, Donnacha wrote:
> john slowey wrote:
> > Does anyone know anything about the new digital tv services that
> > multichannel are advertising at the moment? On their radio adverts, they
> > talk about 'the internet through your tv set'. I'm presuming that this
> > refers to some kind of cable modem.
When cable modems first came out nearly a decade ago, several people
in computing and TV asked Multichannel what their plans were. The
response was (a) what's an internet? (b) why would people want to
do that? (c) what's it got to do with us -- we do TV not computing?
I have no idea if they have changed, but they had an appalling
reputation for simply not understanding technology and what it offered.
It's entirely possible someone has put them right by now, which would
be wonderful, but the fact that they haven't bothered to advertise this
service direct to the people who would be their best advocates tends to
indicate that their level of understanding has not changed much.
> > The only reason I ask is that I can't find their website
I don't know that they have one.
> and the prospect of broadband at home is very appealing.
Certainly is. In the meantime, put your name down for ADSL :-)
Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem -- William of Occam
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