Catching up on my blog reading, I noticed that Jeff Pulver, trendsetter/spotter of things that you can packetize and transport, posts in his blog something that I've been thinking for a while and talked about with he and Chris Brogan on their first live show from the Pulver.tv studios a couple weeks ago. I'm sure somebody's working on a box like Apple TV, but for uncool folks like me that still don't own iPods or Macs. What I see coming is a device that looks like a linksys router, but has an IR port for a remote, and HDMI out for connecting to your HDTV ( again, I am one of the bereft ). This box will have an onscreen interface that can add and subtract RSS feeds ( channels ) with that IR remote and perhaps a USB or firewire connection to a honking disk array for storing the shows that it pulls off the web. When this device comes along, then there will be true TV disruption like there is in the telephony sector. Perhaps it will be a Control4 module... The distributors that thrive will embrace this trend, and also control access to content that is time-sensitive like sports and news. In our neck of the woods, Cablevision is the best positioned to survive, owing to their ownership of the Garden, Knicks and Rangers. Even though I was named for two of the original Mets ( Craig Anderson and Roger Craig ), I don't care much about baseball. I am, however, a rabid Ranger fan, currently lamenting the end of their season. ( curse you Chris Drury ) These niches will still be able to be controlled, and perhaps when there is true distribution disruption, you will see more niche sports leagues spring up, able to attract and keep a fan base, because distribution of their content will not be bottlenecked anymore.