TV Networks Will Be Dismantled By Siri

Ben Elowitz:

But from my perspective, Siri’s greatest impact won’t ultimately be on users, or on device manufacturers (though they certainly risk losing market share to Apple). It will be on the TV industry’s content creators and packagers. Why? Because a voice-controlled television interface will fundamentally disrupt the six-decade-old legacy structure of networks, channels, and programs. And that’s a legacy that — until now, at least — has been carried forward from analog to digital.

Siri is like a point-to-point protocol where you get direct access to only the content you wish to view.