Fractured Fairy Tales
Sound & Vision|February - March 2021
Okay, children! Time for a bedtime story! Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Goldilocks. While walking through the forest, she came upon a quaint little village. In that village, there were three ways to watch movies.
By Ken C. Pohlmann

The first way to watch movies was on a tiny smartphone. Goldilocks happily picked up the phone and started watching a movie. But after a while, she grew frustrated and threw the phone on the ground! The picture was just too small, and the sound just wasn’t very good.

She walked further into the village and came upon a movie theater. She dug deep into her purse and bought an expensive ticket. Wow! The screen was enormous, and the sound was loud! But then she noticed other people in the theater. Some of them were coughing! Oh no! What if she caught a cold from them? She jumped up and ran from the theater.

After a while, she came upon a cozy little house. And in that house was a nice home theater. She settled herself in a comfy chair and powered everything up with a single virtual button-push on a fancy touchscreen remote control. The TV had several streaming services, each with thousands of movies! It wasn’t expensive at all, and no one was coughing. The screen wasn’t too small, and it wasn’t too big. It was juuuuuust right! Okay, children. Sweet dreams.

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