09 April 2007

It's a Whole New World of Consumer Electronics

I just bought a new TV to help complete my integration into Japanese society... and so that I'll have something to play Wii games on :-). It's a 32" Sony Bravia LCD, and there were two things about it that were different from all other TVs I've ever bought.

1. It has an Ethernet port. I'm not really sure quite what that's for yet. It also has two HDMI ports, two D4 ports, and a D15 port for a computer hookup.

2. The instruction manual (otherwise completely in Japanese) comes with a copy of the GNU General Public License. According to Wikipedia, it runs embedded Linux with various GNU libraries, necessitating the license.

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