It used to be that when I went home to Boston it was to my parents’ house where they had a really bad internet connection to the point that I turned off images on the browser. Now I visit my sister’s place and they have fine internet there, but the last time I visited they had recently acquired a new HDTV but yet to have any HD devices. Not really a huge deal, but it does feel kind of sad not seeing technology get used to its potential. It’s been a year or so since I’ve gone back so things may have changed since then.

EDIT: Turned out they had since purchased a Playstation 3. The good thing about when people you know get a blu-ray player is that suddenly the slate of movies that can be gifted has been entirely swept clean.