Is the Next Xbox the One? : The New Yorker: "It was hard not to be wowed when Yusuf Mehdi, a senior vice-president at I.E.B., walked on stage, turned the machine on with his voice, and began flipping, with little effort, instantly from live television to Skype to a room-quaking video game and back. And it was impossible not to imagine never seeing a terrible interface from Comcast again, never hunting for a remote control, then pressing my face into my TV to see the hairs on a soldier’s arm in the new Call of Duty. To imagine unplugging every other box from my television. Except One. But then I realized that, if the next seven years deliver the same kind of profound changes as the past seven, I can’t possibly imagine what I’ll want connected to my television by then. And I wondered if anyone really could."
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