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Old 07-28-2014, 02:32 PM
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Why "Jack Bauer" is Responsible for "Bonkers TV"

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/magazine/why-jack-bauer-is-to-blame-for-bonkers-tv.html?_r=0

Of course, VCRs allowed TV audiences to time-shift their viewing for years, but programming them could be cumbersome, and you had to have a physical tape. But DVRs made recording shows easy for even technophobes; so easy that some of us might have forgotten where and when they were shown (making the concept of “airing” increasingly archaic).

We also lost the discipline of paying attention to a show while it’s on, because we could now pop back eight seconds if we missed a piece of dialogue or pause it to go to the kitchen. You know how irritating it is to watch TV in a hotel room? We used to live like that all the time.

So true, I hate watching tv in hotels while on business trips . . . you have to watch it like the old days.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:07 PM
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Just bring a device with you, plug it into the tube
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:15 PM
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over the years, my road warrior kit changed from consisting of a modular rj-11 tap for fax/modem use . . . to now I pack a Apple Airport Express and Apple TV for longer stays.
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