I've gone media crazy, in fairness it's not just me it's technology gone mad. Can you say Tech Overload?Where to start - How about the current state of the television network in the UK. We've got 400 channel cable, satellite and then Freeview set top boxes. Throw into the mix emerging technology of PVR boxes, Teleport technology and HDTV and I am really wishing we could just go back to the days when if you wanted to watch a programme, you tuned in when it was on, at a specific time and a specific day of the week. Then, when you went to work or school the next day, you could all talk about that great programme that was on telly last night.Now though, hardly anybody watches a programme at a set time. Folks with a PVR box are recording programmes to watch at a later time, folks with teleport can watch programmes whenever they want, and there are so many channels just repeating stuff at a later slot, the amount of options are dizzying. Infact it's gotten to the point where you might decide to miss a programme you had intended to watch, knowing you can watch it via teleport or a re-run in a couple of nights, then you prompty forget all about it.That's not to mention my personal bugbear that digital tv through cable isn't all it was cracked up to be, because the picture quality FREAKING SUCKS compared to the analogue service we got a decade ago! Our cable operator must be compressing the signal too much because sometimes the picture is so blocky that is actually worse than a divx movie download by a very long chalk.Of course now we have HDTV on the horizon here in the UK, with Sky satellite broadcasting it around Christmas time on some channels, and the BBC early next year. The only problem being that consumers don't understand the technology, and are rushing out to buy HDTV ready sets to enjoy this great new picture quality. That would be fine, but the freaking stores don't understand the tech' either and are selling TV's that are not HDTV ready (they do not have a HDMI connection), and the consumer is none the wiser.I think technology is moving too fast. And I haven't even started on keeping up with the information overload, these days I am a media magnet, I just can't get enough of the stuff and it's all RSS and portable media players fault! I'll save that for another rant though, later this week, when there's nothing on telly.