“TMZ” is my favorite TV show. When I'm in a lame city where the TV stations are too afraid to carry the show, I watch it on my laptop. When I watch it on the laptop I never finish the episode. The reason I never finish a TMZ episode watched on my laptop is that it is oddly annoying. Analysis of my annoyance suggests that the pace, audio and editing of the TV show is all wrong for laptop viewing. “TMZ” TV is not produced for a 12 inch screen 10 inches from my face; it's produced for a 50-inch screen viewed from 20 feet away. This dilemma is rooted in a key truth of entertainment physics: Each medium creates its own stars and those stars are distinct to their medium.
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