TiVo to the rescue

Monday night is Heroes and Studio 60 night. And in my pre-TiVo days, I’d force myself to stay up to watch them, or I’d miss them and have to buy them from the iTunes store. Tonight, however, I am tired and about ready for bed. And as I type this journal entry, TiVo is diligently recording both shows for me so that I can get to bed early and watch them whenever I feel like it.

I could get used to this kind of personalized service–or as Douglas Adams once put it: a machine that watches TV for me. (He was referring to VCRs.) Now if I only had a machine that could go to work for me…