So I decided to MySky the Obama Inauguration rather than get up at 5am – just like a football game, as long as nobody tells me the result I can pretend it’s live – and I settled in to watch the CNN coverage at about 7.30am.
And at 7.45am (in Newtown at least) a power cut intervened and even killed the programme I had been watching. Ten minutes later, with power restored, the My Sky started recording again automatically but didn’t have any of the previous footage and by 7.55am it was all talking heads and motorcades. So I missed it. I imagine it was historic.