We can stream just about every minute of every event of this year's Olympics. The future! So why does it feel so much like a step backward?

For those of us who know how to fire up the internet machine, but don't quite have the knowhow to set up a stream to the nice big HDTV, we're reduced to crowding around a 13-inch screen like we're listening to Joe Louis fight Max Schmelling in the 40s. Like, say, Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley and his family here. [Twitter]


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