Alan Taylor writes that “As far as my daughter knows, TiVo has always been around,” and has developed some assumptions about television watching that differ from those that her parents grew up with. She assumes that commercials are optional; she doesn’t know what time the shows she likes to watch are broadcast, and doesn’t need to know; and she assumes that you can pause the TV to go do other things, then come back to it.

It’s similar to how my own daughter has developed different viewing habits and strategies for regular TV, videos and DVDs. Clearly this new generation is growing up with a different relationship to media than mine did.

[via Blackbelt Jones]