I’m referring to all the nifty little computerized graphics that are popping up all over. I think some are quite useful, like when they show the names and flags of competitors in their lanes during foot races or swimming events. Others…well, not so much. Do we really need the field colored in gold, silver, or bronze in the hammer throw to show how far they need to throw it to get that medal?
My personal nomination for the most useless computer gimmick is the little protractor they use during diving events to show just how far off vertical the diver’s legs were as he went into the water. I can see his legs are bent - does knowing that they’re bent at exactly 61.4 degrees really add to my viewing enjoyment??