Is television finished? Of course it isn’t, but are we in the midst of its decline?
I was out riding my bike around today, trying to decided if I should buy a new TV. I found a couple that I am interested in, and if I bought them today, I wouldn’t have to pay tax. I couldn’t decide if I should spend 900 bucks on a new TV and sound equipment, or if I should save the money for the cool bike that I want to buy. (feel free to comment–but I have about 1 hour to make this decision).
While riding I stopped to talk to a woman who was also riding, but taking a rest. She mentioned that she loved watching Netflix on her laptop, and was planning on throwing out her TV. I didn’t ask her if she would give it to me, but not that I think about it, maybe I should have.
The point being, I know a lot of people would rather pay a small fee and their internet provider rather than traditional cable. If they had sports on Netflix, I am sure a lot of us would do the same. If they make more TV series for Netflix only, would more people rather watch them? I don’t have the answers to these questions–and I am still wrestling with the TV debate, but I guess only time will tell. Maybe this is the beginning of the end of television as we know it.