Pogue on the Future of Televisions
David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for The New York Times. Each week, he contributes a print column, an e-mail column and an online video. In addition, he writes Pogue's Posts, one of The Times's most popular blogs. David is also an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News, a frequent guest on NPR's "Morning Edition," and a regular on CNBC.
With over three million books in print, David is one of the world's best-selling how-to authors. He is the author or co-author of seven books in the "For Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In 1999, he launched his own line of complete, funny computer books, the Missing Manual series, which now includes 60 titles.
David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in music, and he spent 10 years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals.
He's been profiled on both "48 Hours" and "60 Minutes." In 2007, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in music from the Shenandoah Conservatory.
David Pogue: There’s one called Sony. I follow them all, you know?
My mission in the [New York Times] column is to present what’s new and to put it in context; so the first, the best, the cheapest, a new approach of doing something. These are always things that get my attention and my editor’s attention.
And then why it’s significant, if it’s significant. That’s the other part that every column is supposed to answer. So how is it different from what came before, what new trend?
I recently reviewed the world’s first OLED television. It comes from Sony. It’s an 11-inch screen, the towering power of a shoebox lid, but it’s the most beautiful picture you’ve ever seen.
It’s not like looking out a window; it’s like looking out a window with the glass removed. You feel like you can touch what’s on the screen and it costs 25 hundred dollars. And everyone’s like, “Why would you review that? What are you, some kind of rich guy? You know, none of us can afford that.”
But that’s not the point. The point is this thing is going to wipe out plasma and LCD. It is. And better to know that now. Better to know that this was the moment when the next generation screen technology debuted.
Recorded on May 15, 2008
There's one called Sony.
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