I’m a new TiVo user (thanks in part to Ernie), and I think it’s terrific. Apparently, so does the chairman of the FCC, who just got a TiVo for Christmas and calls it “God’s Machine.”.

When the head of communications for the United States starts talking like that, the television industry gets nervous. So nervous, in fact, that this summer a new commercial-free show will premier, with advertising messages incorporated into the show.

Hmm. No more commercials during shows — guess I’ll have to TiVo the show while I go to the bathroom.