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posticon Editorial - Grousing About Streaming TV Interfaces

Opinions | Friday, August 18, 2017 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Does new technology make our lives better or worse?  People who grew up with older technologies are critical of the new ones.  It is true that a lot of people are addicted to their phones and Facebook to the detriment of actually interacting with actual, living people next to them in the same room.  But look at all the great stuff you can do on your phone!

The budding streaming television industry is a case in point.  While the attractions of on-demand à la carte TV with no commercials are very alluring, the implementation of the interfaces is a hot mess, and the content providers are as likely to mess up their 'apps' as they are to improve them.  The point of this technology is to watch TV.  Yet so many aspects of the apps we watch them on get in the way of the watching.

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posticon Letters - A Question For Tom Reed

Opinions | Friday, August 18, 2017 | By Tom Vawter Print
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mailmanMr. Reed,

I find your 12 August press release on the violence in Charlottesville, VA non-commital. Especially in light of the misguided statements of your president, I'd like to know exactly where you stand. Do you stand behind Donald Trump's statement that there were two or more "equally guilty" parties at Charlottesville, or are you willing to come out publically condemning white nationalism and white supremacy specifically.

Tom Vawter
Lansing, NY
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