Re: Mass extinction?
"And when that happens, many "smart" devices: including "smart" TVs and streaming boxes, will be of very little use."
Do please explain how exactly a lack of updates will stop me watching a DVD on my "smart" TV.
Or how the Freeview signal will stop being decoded by said "smart" TV set, and displayed on my nice HDR 4k panel? Or how recording said freeview programming will stop being possible, due to the lack of server support on the other end of some non existent cloud server that I don't rely upon, being stopped.
Or how the end of a few minor functions that I already have duplicated many other places will render my TV set unusable.
And no. Smart TVs do not in fact, demand an internet connection before they work. despite years of commentoad warnings that it will happen.. Still not true, and really, unlikely to ever be.
"If we learn anything from that, it will be a reinforcement of the idea that unless you have complete control over your stuff, you really don't own it at all."
And that self righteous tits on the internet will never pass up an opportunity to flaunt their ignorance.
Oh.. This must be yours.. The one with the radio times in the pocket, draped over the old 12 inch BW portable with a coat hanger sticking out of it.
How good is that analogue signal these days?