This here is precisely why I say that the punditards pontificating about how Apple needs to “fix” television have no fucking clue how the other 99% actually use the fucking thing. The last thing most people want when sitting down to watch the boob tube is a bunch of googaws shitting up the sides of the screen and distracting from the content. Most people are unhappy with the crap the networks already litter the screen with. Fuck, imagine trying to watch a game on ESPN on one of these monstrosities. It would be like a Russian Nesting Doll of pointless shit surrounding the action. Fuck, if you want a secondary screen to pull info up on while you’re watching shit, Apple’s got you covered hombre.
The whole notion of “internet on a TV” proceeds from the utterly failed idea that what people want is more stuff on the big screen. Only people who live on their own could think this. Suppose I’m watching TV with someone and they want to chat to their friends on Facebook about it, while I (who know that Facebook is Satan) want to Tweet. Who gets to put what on screen?
People pick up and use second screens because it allows them to do something private and personal while still watching TV socially in a room. Putting the internet stuff on the big screen breaks that.