Sunday, August 21st, 2005

Life without television


Here’s one person’s account of ditching the tube, courtesy of the Guardian.

Since CBC Newsworld is in serious rerun territory, I’ve barely turned my TV on. It makes me question why I even pay for cable, since I get most of what I want to watch via torrents anyway. The TV makes a fine output for my Xbox, but I’m not sure I even want to bother getting a new tv when I eventually move into a bigger place. It takes up a pile of room, and if I’m having people over the last thing they’ll be doing is hanging around watching the idiot box. I;m seriously considering just getting an LCD monitor with video inputs, so I have something to play Xbox and watch torrents on, and just forego the flood of drivel altogether.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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