What does my TiVo really think about me?


From New Republic Online:: A recent Wall Street Journal article hilariously documented this phenomenon, most memorably illustrated by the complaint “My TiVo thinks I’m gay.” It seems some straight men, who recorded programs TiVo considered gay-themed, found that their devices were collecting all kinds of gay-oriented programming in an effort to please them. Some of these viewers say they’ve begun overcompensating: They’re now recording war documentaries, the Playboy Channel, and MTV’s fleshy spring break coverage to prove their manliness to their TiVos. As a result, one man complained to the Journal that his TiVo now thinks he’s a Nazi. Another says his wife is growing alarmed by all the bikini-babe programs he’s accumulating.

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