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Have you ever been watching a tv show and wondered where that awesome table came from? Or who made that hot shirt that [insert fav celeb here] was wearing? What about a site that tracks these items? Producing companies can add this info or people to contribute if they know a particular detail.
Television Content Markup Language [egnor, Jun 18 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]
"Divx ;-)" image maps
ShouldExist idea to make movies clickable. [egnor, Jun 18 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]
Exactly what b1ng0 was asking for except that they don't have a big range of shows for which they offer stuff - Sadly you've missed your chance to buy Donna's wedding dress from the final episode of Bevery Hills 90210 [hippo, Jun 18 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]
Dharma and Greg
...and here's where to buy the beaded Mona Lisa curtain from "Dharma and Greg". [hippo, Jun 18 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]
Xenote's iTag technology
Little keychain thingie that takes a downloadable time-stamp everytime you click it. currently this timestamp is used to tell you what song or commercial was playing at the time on a given radio station (one per market in specific cities), but they want to expand it all over the place. [bear, Jun 18 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]
||This is one of the things MPEG-4 is supposed to do. Someday. Apparently...
||Didn't they try this with the CueCat? My understanding is that they lost somewhere in the neighborhood of $140,000,000.00 and that hackers cracked the code almost immediately. They gave the CueCats away free, even thought they cost about $10.00 each to produce.
||The CueCat would read a special barcode off printed pages or even the televison and take you directly to the website of the manufacturer. you can still buy them on Ebay for around $3.00. You can download software and have a very inexpensive barcode reader.