[LMB] OT: It's ADVERTISING!!! (was) Dono - (Now) Is Barrayaranhomosexuality a MUTATION?
paal at gis.net
Wed Jan 5 18:23:30 GMT 2011
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From: "Howard Brazee" <howard at brazee.net>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold."
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Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: It's ADVERTISING!!! (was) Dono - (Now) Is
Barrayaranhomosexuality a MUTATION?
> On Jan 5, 2011, at 9:43 AM, Paula Lieberman wrote:
>> No, it is intentional to make the ADVERTISERS happy, who are putting the
>> money up
>> There are lots of reasons why broadcast TV has lost so much
>> viewership--it's because it is CRAP!!!!
> How much viewership has it lost? I have read that kids spend about the
> same amount of total time in front of TV and in front of computers that
> they used to spend, so I would assume it was computers gaining share - but
> is that because TV is crap?
Broadcast as opposed to cable.
> Was the TV that I used to watch 4 and 5 decades ago better than the TV my
> grandkids watch? I suspect that the best of today is better than the
> best of the past, mainly because of Sturgeon's law. For the same reason,
> I imagine there's more crap. But I watched some pretty crappy shows back
Remember the show, was it 20th century or 21st century, that Walter Cronkite
hosted? There's nothing on commercial broadcast TV like it today.
Remember Wild Kingdom?
> The thing is, with more available, the top 10% is bigger now.
> The reason I stopped watching popular TV shows isn't because they aren't
> as good as in the past. It's because what I choose to spend my time
> doing has changed.
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