Is the future of the TV set doomed? In the 23rd issue of the Phatgnat newsletter, I invited a young person to write about a conversation we had, regarding how...

Is the future of the TV set doomed? In the 23rd issue of the Phatgnat newsletter, I invited a young person to write about a conversation we had, regarding how most of her college friends don’t own a tv and use computers as their main source of entertainment:

And that’s the difference from our generation and previous ones. No one wants a telly anymore – the [British Television] license costs a fortune and 95% of programmes are lifetstyle shows like, ‘Selling My Dusty Crap At Auction’, ‘You Look Shit In That Shirt – Go And Lose Weight’, or the ever-popular ‘Come Round My House And Decorate It For Me Because I Don’t Know One End Of A Paintbrush From The Other’. And through our savings from Morrissons supermarket (8p for tin of beans, 19p for a big bag of pasta, and a whole other Aladdin’s Cave’s worth of Betta Buy goods), we have each managed to scrimp and save (with a little help from the parentals and the double-edged sword of the student loan) for a computer. A piece of machinery that we just can’t live without it seems!

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