Apparently Tivo is now automatically tuning in the Discovery channel when it’s turned on. This reminds me of the way that hotel room TV’s take control when you turn them on.

Combine this with Tivo’s ability to update its own software, download unrequested programs to your hard disk, and upload information about how you use your TV, and you begin to wonder how much control you’ll have over your media use in the future.

[Thanks, Adam Greenfield!]