Where's Nate?

living large in the four-oh-eight. wicked large.


listen up, tivo-maniacs.

Wouldn't it be cool if you could share TiVo'd TV with friends and family? Every TiVo-head has had this exchange:

BUDDY: Oh man, Conan was brilliant last night!
YOU (sheepishly): Really? I don't have a Conan Season Pass.
BUDDY: Yeah, I TiVo'd it. I love watching that stuff over and over.

Your Buddy TiVo-ing Conan does You absolutely no good. Sure You could go over to Buddy's house and see Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's latest tirade for yourself. But he lives ten miles away. And you can't stand his girlfriend.

What's worse, You didn't TiVo it for Yourself. So not only did You miss it the first time, chances are You missed it for good.

Now what if TiVo let TiVo Subscriber A send shows to TiVo Subscriber B? Maybe a little message pops up asking if you'd like to share or receive the program. Maybe the really big files are batched overnight. As TiVo moves beyond TV and into photos and music, it could bring file-sharing to a new level. And as long as both parties are subscribers, there's no problem.

No harm, no foul.


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