Sunday, April 8, 2012
I was recently asked by someone if we had Netflix or something similar. We don't and we don't have satellite either . She asked if I watched much TV. Well, most of the time we only get one channel. So, no, we don't watch much TV. On a cold, clear night , we probably will also get PBS from Watertown, NY, but if it's too warm, or cloudy, or worse, rainy, PBS won't come in. I can sometimes stream shows from TVO on the computer, but that's only if the computer is pulling in a high enough speed (our computer speed is extremely erratic). It makes me smile that in this day of IPads and IClouds and all kinds of other technological marvels that, while I live within 1 1/2 hours drive of two major cities, I can only reliably pull in one TV station . Years ago, we could count on a good picture on probably 4 channels, and a bad picture on a few others. So actually, we have gone backwards. Never mind, I have my trusty books - not ebooks or audiobooks - just plain old paper books. Their batteries never run out, or their speed run down, and they are never affected by bad weather. Three cheers for REAL BOOKS!!!