OneZero writes: “… in 1999, two former employees of Hewlett-Packard and Silicon Graphics (SGI), Jim Barton and Mike Ramsay, introduced a revolutionary new product: a digital video recorder, or DVR. The product, named TiVo, seamlessly recorded shows, paused live television, and allowed users to fast-forward through the commercials.”
The TiVo set the stage for all our modern TV viewing habits. It changed television forever. This is a fascinating story.
Check It Out: How TiVo Changed the World: An Oral History