I didn’t have to attend the reveal event to watch it; I streamed it on a PC and took notes on a netbook. I talked to a friend about it on an iPhone. I participated in, processed and ultimately covered the announcements across three different screened devices, none of which was a television. Yet in Microsoft’s world, the TV is still the core of the theoretical home for people who want “immersive worlds and epic battles”.
We have compensated for the diminishing ideal of “the living room” by multitasking. We’re an ever-widening generation of multitaskers, of distractionware-devourers. With the Xbox One, which looks remarkably like a 1980s VCR, Microsoft seems to have acknowledged this somewhat, recognizing the disadvantage of accessing a walled garden anything less than instantaneously.
The next post will be about women who are so beautiful it physically hurts to look at them.
Prepare yourselves for the sexy that is about to commence.