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…

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.