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by justinwood
Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: No TV Guys Finish Last! - Relationships and anti-TV stance
Replies: 13
Views: 9997

haha, it is true: change the question por favor
by justinwood
Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:39 am
Forum: White Dotters, Where are You?
Topic: Greetings from a live person!
Replies: 58
Views: 53162

i have a book that I bought for media analysis class a couple months ago. It is by Sherry Turkle: Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet. I haven't read it, but it is directly applicable to what we are talking about and it seems to have a critically negative view on computers, but I...
by justinwood
Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:34 am
Forum: TV and Parenting
Topic: A story about Kids and TV - Taken from TV itself.
Replies: 4
Views: 7382

that is nearly depressing
by justinwood
Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: White Dotters, Where are You?
Topic: Greetings from a live person!
Replies: 58
Views: 53162

steve, I agree. It has been difficult to decide when it is appropriate to express ones views and even begin to press them on other people: The English in the early 20th century thought it well to refashion the savage lifestlye of the Africans (in no way do apply this to the English of today), the Sp...
by justinwood
Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: White Dotters, Where are You?
Topic: Greetings from a live person!
Replies: 58
Views: 53162

haha, Steve, well said,

I was glad when I found this too.

So what do you think? Should any of us bother to do anything about it? Because, how many people really want to deal with reality?

oh yes, and Socrates' words sound pretty accurate
by justinwood
Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: White Dotters, Where are You?
Topic: Greetings from a live person!
Replies: 58
Views: 53162

Hey Lydia, I just read through that chapter, and I must add that it deals far more with Christian television programs as a suppliment for church, rather than television as an inadequate substitute for anything (especially a believer in Christ) - the rest of the book explains television extremely wel...
by justinwood
Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:05 am
Forum: White Dotters, Where are You?
Topic: Greetings from a live person!
Replies: 58
Views: 53162

Guest: I find your analogy of TV to Mass or Congregation to be extremely dead on: They stare at the alter, pay money for it, and try to be more like what they see - the gods on the TV. A very good comparison. For Lydia: I am extremely glad that you pointed out the American fundamentalist Christian. ...
by justinwood
Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Help spread the word
Replies: 1
Views: 2386

This doesn't answer your question, but my Mom told me about a friend of hers from college who had parents that would not allow their children to watch TV at all. This friend, when she got to college, felt free to do whatever she felt - as most college students do at one point or another - and, in tu...
by justinwood
Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: TV-B-GONE: Argos gets a visit
Replies: 8
Views: 6757

haha, yes, if we really want to have a lot of jobs to make money we could all go into prositution, simply because it provides jobs. Or perhaps tear down buildings and put new ones up because that provides jobs too. In California we try to provide jobs by building lots of freeways, which means tearin...
by justinwood
Sun Oct 23, 2005 1:51 am
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: TV-B-GONE: Argos gets a visit
Replies: 8
Views: 6757

that sounds like insanity
by justinwood
Sun Oct 23, 2005 1:47 am
Forum: White Dotters, Where are You?
Topic: Greetings from a live person!
Replies: 58
Views: 53162

Hey most recent guest! I am encouraged by your posting. I too felt fairly isolated about the whole idea about television being a drain of culture, life, and enriching experiences. I am very glad that you dont feel as alone now. I do believe, though, that a big problem about wanting to depromote tele...
by justinwood
Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:22 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: [UK Television License Authority] Harassment
Replies: 19
Views: 13600

yes we must take into account that human nature is quite messed up, instinctually with irrational anger, jealously, lying, and stealing, and of course other human faults that are more intense and perverse - things we are ALL capable of. We could always say, "I want to be free" but what does freedom ...
by justinwood
Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: [UK Television License Authority] Harassment
Replies: 19
Views: 13600

Hey poet, I find your post very interesting. I live in southern California and a lot of what I hear from British citizens and their thinking and ways of writing seem very very similar to what I have delt with here in California - I am very interested in hearing more about culture differences and ide...
by justinwood
Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: Research
Topic: Amusing Ourselves to Death
Replies: 3
Views: 3711

Excellent! Yes, I have also started to read Neil Postman's 'Technopoly: The surrender of Culture to Technology' which is an expansion upon 'Amusing Ourselves To Death' but its is much more broad, concerning medical, computer, and information problems with mass media. It is a much more difficult book...
by justinwood
Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:09 am
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Poll: How TV-Free Are You?
Replies: 7
Views: 5506

I am too surprized by how much people subject others to television watching, as the poll said. If I am over at someone's house the thing is on generally half the time, and half of that time it is seriously being watched. What is interesting to see (if one cannot turn the thing off) is what kind of c...