Thursday, April 20, 2006

Turn off your TV


Among the reasons cited for the decline of public education, one I think especially to blame is the prevalence of television in American homes. The TV habit shortens the viewer's attention span, and the fare offered is increasingly coarse and vulgar. So I am delighted to report that next week is being observed, in some circles, as TV Turnoff Week. You can check it out at Adbusters, where you'll also find links to other groups who are taking part.

If you really get into this, you might want this handy little gadget called TV-B-Gone.

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