[opendtv] Re: BizReport: New report reveals viewing on a TV set an 'and' not an 'or'
- From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2017 23:36:52 +0000
Craig Birkmaier wrote:
How did this thread start?
You posted an ARTICLE from Biz Report...
Correct. And I disagreed with the article's rather uninspired and mundane take
on things. Much like saying, it's not true that the car has replaced the horse
and buggy. The car has only augmented the horse and buggy. It runs out, 76% of
survey responders have taken a horse and buggy ride at some time in their lives
(mostly tourist tours). Wow, what a meaningful statistic, eh?
It's a silly argument, Craig. The TV set, as a large display, is still very
much in play. The printed medium is instead in decline. Yes, if you go to a
restaurant, you will usually see a printed menu. So many respondents will
indeed still be using print media on occasion. That doesn't change the bigger
Your beloved Internet is a HUGE print medium!
Not true, unless you like to indulge in nonsensical word games, just for the
sake of arguing. The Internet is no more a print medium than radio is records
So what is the TV used for other than watching TV programming
Certainly both of the above, plus watching recorded or online movies. And even
if the TV set was only used to watch "episodic TV programming," it continues to
be used for that by many people, and there's more episodic TV programming
available than ever, thanks to the new OTT sites.
So, to belabor the obvious again, where the print medium is being used much
less in terms of, say, hours per day, the TV set is not. It's rather trite to
quote a statistic that shows that many people have ever seen a printed page.
End of thread.
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