Sunday, July 29, 2007


An experiment. At this early hour I decided to see if turning the fans around and blowing warm air out would work better than blowing cool air in. Mr. Science (me) was right! That works much better. Dropped 3 degrees in just a minute or two.

And another experiment. Although I hooked up the TV to an antenna to watch a PBS special on the 24th; that was the last time it was turned on. Are we cured? Hallelujah! OK, maybe it wasn’t a fair test; watching TV on a tiny screen does have some drawbacks. What if I were to hook up the antenna to the big screen? Now that would be a test.

Quote: Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.

An interesting and fairly accurate quotation. But – we don’t get what we want on television. We get what someone else thinks we want. We’re not given a lot of choices; even with a gazillion channels, as each one is trying to give us the same thing, because they think that’s what we want.

And that’s why the internet is so much more fascinating than ‘Television Land’. It’s Pull technology versus Push technology. It’s what I want versus what they want to give me.

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