I just experienced a small convergence revelation. I used Amazon.com’s Unbox video download service to transfer a movie directly to my Tivo.
Really slick. Beats having to wait for Netflix to deliver DVDs to my mailbox, as well as the limited selection, high prices, and poor interface of my Comcast On-Demand. I realize those other options will get better, along with other alternatives like downloading a movie to my XBox or getting it through a P2P network such as Joost.
It’s all part of the long-awaited arrival of the celestial jukebox. All media, anywhere, instantly… it’s manifest destiny. Even the confusion, fragmentation, and hesitancy of the major media and consumer electronics companies can’t prevent this future; they can only slow it down.