Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Reality TV

The first 3 days of this week were a blur. Monday was normal meetings/calls etc followed by a Rolling Stones concert with Scotiabank. I don't even follow music but enjoyed it immensely.

Tuesday was in New York for the day.

Today was a RIM board meeting in the morning and normal catchup in the afternoon and evening. Doing some financial analysis tonight.

I have been thinking about blogs and why people follow them. One reason is they are a bit like reality TV. People like to look into other peoples' lives. Not that I have watched much reality TV. As a matter of fact my time tip for the day is to get rid of your TV. It is North Amerca's biggest time waster. I do not own one.

Or perhaps my time tip should be to eliminate temptation. I do not watch TV at home because I do not own one, so I am not tempted to watch. I do travel a fair bit and all the hotels have them, and I do turn them on when I travel - so eliminate temptation.

Of course that does not mean get rid of your computer because then you could not read my blog and besides I sell them.


At 8:57 PM, Blogger randy sutherland said...

Interesting post. I agree TV can be a huge waste of time although some people assure me there are actually some worthwhile shows on. I found Neil Postman's "Amusing Ourselves to Death" a useful critique - revealing some of TV's more insidious aspects, such as presenting religion and news as "entertainment". But for an increasing number of people these days TV has been superceded by video games and web surfing with even higher levels of violence and pornography. Like you say, temptation is what needs to be addressed; we need to encourage intelligent and responsible use of technology. Until then, for too many people, it's "turn on, tune in, veg out".


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