In the early 1980s, the British fought a little known historical footnote of a war over the Falkland Islands. To get there, the English sent their Navy across the Atlantic Ocean, and every day for about two weeks the newspapers carried stories about the fleet's approach. A sneak attack it was not.
That's similar to the advent of Google's Smart TV venture with Sony, Intel and Logitech which, according to the very latest reports, might actually debut this week at a conference in San Francisco for 3,000 software programmers who will see the development tools they need to build apps.
"The revolution we're about to go through is the biggest single change in television since it went color," Intel CEO Paul Ortellini understated last week.
A sneak attack on the cable industry it's not.
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