Fur Fun: hard to watch

In the interest of full disclosure we have a tv in every room of our house, with the exception of the bathroom.  Several of them are so old they are neither flat, nor high definition.  I suspect they will outlast the latest models.

We didn’t have a TV at home until I was 10 years old.  It was black & white, there were only 3 channels and programs ended at midnight with test patterns.   I grew up reading, playing outside and making up ways to entertain myself with household objects.  It may partially explain why I’m relatively creative but doesn’t explain why I have the attention span of a gnat.

7 comments on “Fur Fun: hard to watch

  1. I worry about the amount of digital exposure young kids get today. My daughter-in-law is a teacher and she says that the newest kinder students are impatient and demanding to a degree not seen even a few years ago. The expect entertainment to be thrust into their hands at the first squeak. Like you, I played outside in the weeds and fallen leaves or snow or I played in my room with very few toys but a huge imagination as my resource.
    Have you read Homo Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari? I think you’d like this book, about the evolution of people.


  2. At home I had to be in bed by 9:00 on a school nigh later if it was a weekend. When I babysat I watched to the bitter end. Usually watch a horror movie then being afraid to get off the couch!


  3. The 1st tv remote control I recall was a servo operated hand clicker the size of current cell phones. It only had an up-channel button which when pushed, the still-functional manual knob ON the tv would loudly rotate to one channel higher. As there were only 3 or 4 over-air channels at that time, it didn’t take long to “scroll” through the selections.

    Per your posting, I also spent a lot of time outdoors, playing, reading, or writing reports using an Encyclopedia or back issues of National Geographic. However, I am NOT overly creative and also have the attention span of a small insectoid.


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