[LMB] OT: It's ADVERTISING!!! (was) Dono - (Now) Is Barrayaranhomosexuality a MUTATION?

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Jan 5 18:50:18 GMT 2011


On Jan 5, 2011, at 11:23 AM, Paula Lieberman wrote:

>> 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 when.
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> Remember the show, was it 20th century or 21st century, that Walter Cronkite hosted?  

No.   

Periodically there will be a series such as Connections that is out of the standard fare.   But even with those, Sturgeon's law will say that if we look, we will find a bigger 10% now.

> There's nothing on commercial broadcast TV like it today. Remember Wild Kingdom?

Yes.   But I have a set of Blu-Ray disks from the BBC show Earth.   It beats Wild Kingdom every way.   




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