I was thinking about how my tendencies with watching television have shifted over the last few years. In early high school, I would watch my shows religiously by carefully planning my day around them. My brother and I would get ready to watch by carefully charming my grandfather into giving us control of the remote; he was happy to do it, I now realize. Anyway, we would sit there, eyes glued to the box. My brother would undoubtedly try and kick me off the couch and I’d try furiously to fight back, but to no avail. Feverishly trying to time it so that two shows could be watched during the intermittent commercial breaks, and scolding the person who fails to switch it back in time. It was actually a relaxing, fun time spent together.
Today, I realize, I spend any TV watching I can afford to do on my computer, usually in my room, alone. It isn’t bad, but things have changed. I even recently told my brother to take the TV from my room; I literally never used it and I figured since he used my room to watch anyway, why not just keep it there.
The main point I was trying to make here, is that the internet and technology has a profound effect ons society. No matter what, people will always evolve with technology. The internet, expanding like the universe, is making more exponential change than previous technologies. Most any episode of any TV show can be found online, and that changes the way we watch TV. It has changed us.