Digital Manners: The Sitter Uses Our TiVo Without Asking!

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
Jan. 24 2012 11:36 AM

Hands Off the DVR!

What to do when the baby-sitter uses your TiVo without asking.


This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it rude for the baby-sitter to save TV shows on your digital video recorder without asking first?

What's your opinion about this week's m anners dilemma?


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Podcast produced by Melonyce McAfee.

Farhad Manjoo is a technology columnist for the New York Times and the author of True Enough.

Emily Yoffe is a regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence column. 

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