Wednesday, October 29, 2008
This picture was taken in 1920 and shows a woman listening to a radio. It is amazing how ubiquitous electronic gadgets have now become in the home. Not only are these things pretty expensive, they periodically go out and have to be replaced. I used to to be a real gadget guy, but have tried to break free of the habit in the last few years. I will be honest and say I barely have a TV in the house. Our TV is a small 10 inch LCD screen in the kitchen. The only reason I have it is that I listen to the news and financial channel. Other than that, I would not have a TV at all. The reason is that there is nothing but junk on broadcast TV, and there is nothing interesting on Cable TV anymore. We have the dish network, and the channels that used to be good, like the History Channel, Discovery Channel, or the Learning Channel are not producing any good programming any more. Once I figure out how to get good news without a TV, I will get rid of the TV completely.