Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The internet vs. T.V.

Television has, for me, jumped the shark. If a show is really good I can get it on DVD (and sometimes even when its not so good), clips of popular shows can be had via places like iFilm and YouTube, and now they even have epsiodes you can download into your iPod (heck, the Boo watches the latest episodes of Spongebob and the Fairly Odd Parents on Nick.com). Given that none of these mediums require that you stop every few minutes for commericals, nor that you sign up for TiVo, and given that the average person only has so many viewing hours, how many people out there are still watching T.V. that are internet/tech savvy?

I was just curious, because I never seem to even find the time to watch my stack of DVDs that I want to watch, much less browse television, but everyone in our college classes seem to have these laundry lists of television shows that they watch, even when they don't like them very much. Which is really surprising given that all these people go to work 40+ hours a week and go to school full time. Any thoughts from out there in T.V. Land?
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