Why TiVo is destined to fail.
Why TiVo is destined to fail.
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Oct. 9 2002 10:55 AM

TiVo, We Hardly Knew Ye

Sorry fans, but it's destined for the ash heap of history.

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If TiVo does fall by the wayside, it will leave behind a throng of adoring fans—much like the Amiga, which still attracts its fair share of nerd aficionados. First movers get creamed more often than not, but they leave behind much-beloved corpses.

Brendan I. Koerner is a contributing editor at Wired and the author of The Skies Belong to Us.