Having been involved in interactive television for a decade, since the dawn of digital transmissions, it’s interesting to see that at the main consumer electronics trade show this year televisions are finally becoming interactive. After numerous boxes and devices have attempted to link the internet to television, the displays themselves are gaining network ports or wireless connections. There have been many unsuccessful attempts to bring the web to television, but the combination of high-definition displays, web-based standards, and broadband network connections is extending the conception of interactive television. Whether people will actually want widgets on their screen while watching television is another matter.