The digital home: science fiction? [The Economist]

Technology firms are pushing a futuristic vision of home entertainment not because consumers are desperate for it but because they themselves are.

Whether or not computer, software, consumer-electronics, telecoms, cable and internet companies are in fact out of touch with consumers may be the biggest question facing these industries today. That is because the “digital home”, a concept and category hugely hyped in executive circles but still rarely heard in discussions among consumers, represents their greatest hope for revenue growth.

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