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POSTED: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 2:51 PM
DISH Network president and CEO Joe Clayton greets the company mascot, Hopper, at the start of a news conference during press day at the Consumer Electronics Show, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Kudos to the Consumer Electronics Association for standing up for technology - even the disruptive kind.

Three weeks after the close of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the CEA announced today that it was awarding a belated "Best of CES" award to the latest version of Dish Networks' Hopper, a multiroom DVR that makes it easier than ever for views to skip past commercials as they watch recordings of prime-time TV.

As I explained in today's Tech Life column, the Hopper ran into a sticky little problem en route to the best-of-show honors it deserved based on the views of the staff of CNET, the technology website that - until this hoo-ha erupted - was responsible for some of the show's best-known awards.

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