Technology has improved the way the world watches the Olympics. Super slow-mo replay. The magical yellow world-record line. These are good things. The best part is how technology has made the information immediate, with live streams and instant updates. But the network responsible for delivering the games to America is broadcasting a tangled, discordant mess—and it's ruining the 2012 Olympic experience.
There are a ton of ways to watch the Olympics this year. I spent the majority of Saturday and Sunday absolutely glued to the games. I had NBC on TV, and I had two separate live streams going: one on my laptop and one on my Nexus 7. Great, right? Wrong.