Friday, 1 April 2011


"You watch television to turn your brain off and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on."
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer and Pixar, in Macworld Magazine, February 2004

Yesterday was the last day of my TV license.

I didn't renew it.

I no longer watch TV and the two sets I have will now be sold / given away as part of this decluttering adventure.

The other reasons are that I realised the only time I ever watched the idiot box is whilst I'm eating (reruns of old Scrubs and The Big Bang Theory or to catch up on the news on the BBC (and the latter is getting increasingly shit as the news reporters / readers all think that to be good at their job means grilling each guest like they are wrong then flipping it back to the counter guest and making out they are wrong—is that what reporting the news is all about???).

So goodbye TV.

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  1. We canceled our cable last year, now it's netflix, amazing how we were paying more for inferior service...

  2. Good move! I don't know how much money you pay for TV/cable in the UK but here in the states it's too much money wasted for very few shows worth watching. After the first week or so, you won't miss it at all and wonder why you didn't pull the plug sooner.