Attitudes from the Editor
We had a consumer technology moment in the Dealerscope office yesterday. Working on a review for Dealerscope's sister consumer magazine,
E-Gear, Senior Editor David Dritsas hooked up Philips' Worldwide Internet Radio FW-i1000 to the corporate shared T1 line. Through it, David could dial in Korean pop, traditional Chinese music, Latin American reggae and amazingly beautiful music from Africa. Everyone was out of their seats, crammed into the FW-i1000's cubicle, marveling at how the Philips' mini-system had opened up a literal world of music.
David was still learning the FW-i1000's interface, some Internet radio stations sounded a tad flat, and we all wished we had a shared T1 line at home (the Internet radio stream needs a broadband connection). But those limitations aside, the experience of listening to Internet radio through a traditionally non-Internet enabled product is exactly what keeps this business both exciting and complicated.