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Started: 2004-03-09 09:22:28

Submitted: 2004-03-09 09:30:42

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(This was linked from a recent Slashdot article, but I felt compelled to add my own comments in a venue where someone will actually read them.)

In a shocking development, Sony released a study saying that most of the online gaming using its PlayStation 2 took place between 1700 and 2300. (Never saw that one coming.) This just happens to cover television Prime Time, and television viewership by male 18-34 demographic is down between 8 and 12 percent this season. Anyone suspect there's a correlation?

I might watch a little more broadcast television if it were less than 95% crap. (Reality programming just isn't doing it for me.) It also doesn't help that shows I watch keep getting canceled (Firefly, Angel, Farscape). (At least Alias is still on.) I also like being able to schedule my viewing at my own leisure, and it never hurts to have commercials ripped out of the content I actually want to see. (I never watch commercials without muting them if I can help it. Maybe that's why the network executives don't care about my viewing habits.)

You will always find those who think they know
what is your duty better than you know it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance"