I’m supposed to be writing a Poli Sci paper right now, but I’m mostly finished with it and I need a break. So I blog.
I purchased a TiVo and it has become my new best friend. I love being able to set up things to record and then watch them in a fraction of the time it takes to watch them live. But the spooky part of owning a TiVo is the “TiVo Suggestions,” which is a feature where TiVo takes stock of what I normally record, and then records programs it thinks I might enjoy. How does it know me so well after only a couple of days? It is a little creepy.
iTunes has a similar feature: Just For You. This is where iTunes considers all the things I’ve downloaded and tells me what my next purchase should be. Here’s what iTunes says I should buy next, and I don’t disagree:
But here are two that iTunes completely gets wrong:
Although I do love “Laughter in the Rain,” so maybe that Neil Sedaka is a must-have. At any rate, technology is grand, but at what point do I tell iTunes and TiVo to stop assuming I will like something?