The Apple TV’s Mixed Reception ➝

It has come to light that Samantha Bielefeld is not who she claimed to be. As such, I’ve asked for my guest piece to be removed and I would no longer encourage you to read her site. I’ve addressed the situation here and if you’d like a more comprehensive rundown, I encourage you to read Álvaro Serrano’s A Matter of Respect and Michael Anderson’s Samantha Bielefeld is Victor Johnson: The Story.

Preface added November 28, 2015

Samantha Bielefeld was kind enough to ask me to write a guest piece for her site and I jumped at the opportunity. The result is something I’m incredibly proud of.

Here’s one of my favorite paragraphs:

What gets me about this is how everyone’s complaints about small problems have obfuscated what makes the new Apple TV a big deal — apps. The company that revolutionized software distribution, controls the lion’s share of profits in the smartphone industry, and also happens to be the largest company in the world, is attempting to do the same for the television as they did for mobile phones. This is a huge deal and something that seems to have been completely overlooked by everyone discussing the new device.

If you are even mildly interested in the Apple TV, I encourage you to read the entire piece.

And if you aren’t already reading Samantha’s site regularly, you should definitely start doing so — her work is thoughtful, well-written, and worthy of your attention.