THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Year In Signals (2012)

2012 was the first year of our new and improved blog. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years! Back then we were just getting our feet wet but since then, it’s been nothing but up!

That isn’t to say I haven’t made a few mistakes along the way. Take a look at this excerpt from 2012: The Year In Signals, a post I made at the end of that year. I do okay until you get to the bottom…

MDTV – The Revolution’s late but it’s finally here

It took years but we finally saw a mainstream MDTV product with the eyeTV Mobile. There’s still a demand for live TV while out and about, and using your data plan isn’t the way to go. Now there’s a product that turns your iPhone or iPad into a TV, even in a moving car. [/quote]

MD what? MDTV was a failed attempt at bringing live, broadcast TV to smartphones. I was pretty excited about the technology back then and it’s completely gone now, thanks mostly to healthy data plans and fast download speeds. No one wants to just watch TV, they want the whole internet experience and in 2017, you can get it.

As we look forward to 2017, no doubt we’ll see even more growth in mobile technologies, and without a doubt at least one of the predictions I made this week will look like complete rubbish. You’ll just have to wait and see!

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.