Monday, October 10, 2005

Only skin deep. Only skin deep!

Real Tech News has picked up the story of stars whose careers will be RUINED by HDTV because they'll look bad in the extra clear closeups. I know HDTV will end a few careers, but I'm highly skeptical of this general concern. Here are three alternatives; I like the first two better, the third not at all:
  1. Acting! Stars who can act don't have to look perfect. Not in 2005.
  2. At last, we'll admit what people naturally look like. For years, we've been trying to look as good as a carefully airbrushed photograph. HDTV may usher in a decade of honesty about how people look.
  3. What an opportunity for the cosmetic industry to invent new kinds of coverup products!
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