Dr. Vint Cerf, the doctor with the greatest name on Earth, and the man known as 'The Godfather of the Internet,' has predicted that the 'nets will eliminate television for good. In his opinion, people will no longer be watching television for anything except live events, news, and special programs. The rest, he says, will be downloaded for podcast.
That he said this at a television festival, the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, must have gone over like a lead balloon. Of course, we look for the robot uprising to clear the streets of dirt long before television bites the dust, so there's always that.