Tag: entertainment

Dumping TV When Programming Gets Boring

Dumping entertainment resources like satellite TV is becoming a trend in these tough economic times. But is there more to it than just money?

I dumped satellite in my last house and switched to basic cable after realizing I only watched Sci-Fi and Discovery Channel anyway. After moving I picked up cable again as part of a high-speed internet package, and found myself using television as nothing more than background noise. Finally I gifted the TV itself to a friend who’d bought a Wii for their rambunctious twin boys – those kids now play sports games in their room, and I’m altogether cable-less.

I’ve never missed it, but for about six months after the TV disappeared guests would comment “where’s your television?” – two years later nobody finds it strange at all.