Good roundup of the issues for and against an Apple television. Zachary M. Seward with a quote from Steve Jobs:
It’s not a problem of technology, it’s not a problem of vision, it’s a fundamental go-to-market problem.
There isn’t a cable operator that’s national. There’s a bunch of operators. And it’s not like there’s GSM, where you build a phone and it works in all these other countries. No, every single country has different standards. It’s very Tower of Babble-ish. No, that’s not the right word: balkanized.
I’m sure smarter people than us will figure this out.
So far, no one has figured it out.