Comment: No more TV

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No more TV

We got rid of our one 16" black and white television in 1981, when our first child was born, and we have regretted it not once or for one second in the intervening years. Neither of our children ever expressed any dissatisfaction with our televisionlessness.

I disagree with this man when he says that the WWW "replaces" it. You don't try to get rid of cancer and then replace it with something. Television's sole purpose is to propagandize, disempower, and depress.

If you want to give a bit of thought to a practice which takes up, on average, 45 hours per week of your time, pick up a cheap copy of Mander's "Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television." I guarantee personally that you will not find in it any argument that you have ever heard before. Mander never argues that the television is biased, or that it discourages reading, or any of the other cliches. Be fair to your own life. Read it: