[LMB] OT: It's ADVERTISING!!! (was) Dono - (Now) Is Barrayaranhomosexuality a MUTATION?
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.
> Remember the show, was it 20th century or 21st century, that Walter Cronkite hosted?
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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