TechCrunch on Google TV

TechCrunch posted about Google TV’s impending doom. A particular quote caught my eye:

Second, no one is sure what a smart TV is supposed to be, but GTV isn’t it. No one can quite put their finger on what they want a TV to do. Is it supposed to stream home content? Allow you to watch YouTube on the big screen? Offer ways to tweet from your couch? All those things happen more quickly and more efficiently on laptops and tablets. Why co-opt the biggest screen in the house?

This confusion is exactly why I think TVs should be dumb. The smarts are in the palm of your hand. The TV is best used as a big screen that celebrates content.