Check out the TV cabinet in most U.S. living rooms and you'll find all the signs of a thriving industry: Giant new HD flat screens, digital cable boxes, DVRs, home theater systems, next generation game consoles, Blu-Ray DVD players.
But TV is actually dying.
Of all the hours spent in front of our shiny new systems, less and less is spent watching traditional TV, as in broadcast. Recorded programming, video games and DVD rentals are cutting deeply into viewing hours and advertising revenues.
If you want to see the future of TV, you need to get off the couch, head down the hall to the office and fire up a PC. Don't get us wrong. Fifty-inch plasmas and HD are great, and they aren't going away. But the real future of TV is on the Web.