Imagine a digital video recorder that offers you a few terabytes of hard disk space, automatically recording thousands of shows. Now imagine the same DVR connected to a P2P network of like-minded recording devices, giving you access to virtually any show on television and in turn making The Pirate Bay look like a Blockbuster with empty shelves.

Sounds like crazy talk? Not to Tom Loosemore, who is a senior manager at the BBC’s new media operation. Loosemore spends most of his time future-proofing the BBC’s many web properties, but a few hours of his work week are reserved for creative tinkering. That’s when he comes up with stuff that sounds like every couch potato’s wet dream. Continue reading at

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