I like the Oscar’s a lot, and having won a technology Emmy this year (I’m such a show-off), I’ll most certainly watch them. I’m not all that big into the Grammy’s, but I know there’s a performance by the Police, and there are supposedly a lot of other exciting acts tonight. So I’ve got the show recording right now, with the intent to watch it a little time-shifted, so I can skip long speeches and boring commercials.
Just before starting, however, I hopped on to my My.Yahoo page, to notice the headline “xxx takes tearful Grammy spotlight” (I am hiding the name for anyone who might happen to read my blog yet not want to know anything that occurs at the show in advance, which is probably about 1.3 people). The article, from the AP (here’s the story if you want to read it), also reveals many other big winners at the show. Did they really need to push the story to the wire quite so soon? Really?
This sucks. Not so much for me, because I really don’t care about this particular outcome, but it sucks that thanks to the power of the Internet for the rapidity of information dissemination, it’s nearly impossible to be surprised by a non-live event anymore.
It’d be great to have some option inside My.Yahoo or any other RSS feed reader that includes some field that determines whether the publishing time should correspond to the local time zone or originating one. It’s probably just wishful thinking, but I don’t think it’s a bad idea, and can’t be that hard to introduce. Can anyone help me out with this?