The Clicker: Television Physics and the $1.99 price point – Engadget – www.engadget.com

The Clicker: Television Physics and the $1.99 price point – Engadget – www.engadget.com: »

You see ? there?s a secret in the television industry. Network execs don?t like to talk about it, but it?s there. Quite simply, television works in large part because people are lazy. Take a minute. It?s rough to hear, but they count on the fact that your entropy drives you. Or, more to the point, it doesn?t. Television physics dictates that a channel in motion stays in motion, and television economics have evolved to rely on the fact that people who start watching television will continue watching television.»