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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

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Getting closer. The question I have now is more about your motivation, problem definition. How do you make this comparison specific enough that you escape the criticism that you are relying too much on stereotypes to make your argument? On one side you have the stereotype of a couch potato, literally eating snacks and watching TV. On the other side you have the stereotype of the "early adopter", the person who has to be the first to buy the new gadget available. It seems like an unfair or inaccurate comparison. It is too easy to claim future video use when you make unfair comparisons.
[Solution] The actor of each screen will be the same person.

You need explain the difference in time. Are these both 2005?
[Solution] The left screen is in 2005, and the right screen is in 200X. Exactly I will not tell the year but the time will be soon or already exists.

You also don't accurately describe the difference in resolution, size of image, or acknowledge that many TV's now offer split screen or insert options. Also on certain digital cable networks there is a specific channel that let's you scroll very quickly through all the channels to see what is currently playing(it's all text however)...
[Solution] Actually, TV programs of our home television in the right screen and of a new convergence media in the right screen are the same resolution. However, the problem is that a display resolution is different. Even screen size of our home television, not HD TV, is more bigger the convergence media, the home television displays more bad resolution to compare with LCD screen on the convergence device. Therefore, the area of a home television is big and with bad resolution and people can’t recognize the text on the screen. Conversely, the area of a convergence media is 320X240 like the same of actual screen size and displays with high resolution with clear texts.

However, the video file of 1920X1080 (HD TV resolution) is too big to play in a computer. So, I choose small size like 800X480 for whole screen including the same ratio screen partition.

Lastly, I find it funny/odd that the couch potato is watching the news while the early adopter is watching MTV. How does this support your thesis? Are you saying people won't watch the news as much? You also need to consider the common technique that CNN uses of having all that scrolling text on the screen. How does that fit into your scenario?
[Solution] The TV content was not fixed. The couch potato will see sports games and fall a sleep watching a TV guide channel, which shows a fitness equipment advertisement. TV makes people be fat, but most common TV advertisement is about fitness and making good shape of body. That’s irony! Conversely, in right screen, the people will see the useful and favorite TV programs.

I think it's risky to put so much emphasis on the split screen feature because that is becoming a common feature of regular tv and it doesn't work well on small screens - esp phones!! You need to be realistic about resolution and image size. Emphasize the social conditions of use not the technology features...



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