Thursday, November 19, 2009

Re: Cinematic Thoughts

After reading Gordon's excellent piece, I stumbled across this news.

On a unanimous vote, the California Energy Commission on Wednesday required all new televisions up to 58 inches to be more energy efficient beginning in 2011. The requirement will be tougher in 2013, and only a quarter of all TVs on the market currently meet that standard.

Throughout the years, I've come to the realization that the most energy efficient and worthwhile way to use a television is to simply turn it off.

Then there's this little factoid:

More time spend watching TV means less time for other opportunities. According to Nielsen Media Research, the average American watches about 4 hours of TV each day (or 28 hours/week, or 2 months of nonstop TV-watching per year). In a 65-year life, that person will have spent 9 years glued to the TV.

1 comment:

  1. I just returned from a trip and I can tell you there is no better pleasure the reading a good book. Television and alas the Internet are vast wastelands. There is also a direct correlation in the decline of test scores in school and the decline is reading.

    Keep up the good work.......Patrick