Monday, May 16, 2011

We love our boob tube.

DirecTV seems to be ramping up its ad campaign -- do they think they'll be able to persuade more Americans to subscribe? Are the lives of Americans so centered on TV that they'd pay for a service that would enable to watch a movie in one room and continue watching it in another?

It is true that for middle class families, having multiple television sets in the house is the norm -- one for the bedroom and one for the living room, maybe a small one in the kitchen as well. It is common for the nice big-screen TV to be kept in the living room, while older sets are moved to other rooms.

In 50 years, if we are still around, will we be able to shake our heads at the colossal wastefulness of our lifestyle? (Not just in terms of natural resources, but time and lost opportunities...)

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