@Keith: Oh, don't even get me started on the topic of geographic illiteracy. My sister-in-law took her teenaged daughter and the daughter's friend to the New Jersey Shore a few summers ago. She asked the daughter's friend what ocean they were looking at. The child did not know it was the Atlantic. I am not making this up.
@marif the future does look promising I must say. Just need it all available now! Although the one thing that would make everything a little more viable would be a mobile phone battery that lasted long enough to be able to use all the functions and apps!
"What I want to watch never seems to be on when I want to watch it anyway!"
@Keith: I think in coming years, technology will be the solution of it in the form of smart tv. I don't think that will help in closing the gap created between the family members but at least that will sort out your other problem to watch anything at any moment you like, until it is not broadcasted live :).
@nomi I agree. The times of programmes do not now fit our lifestyle. We do not sit down as a family to eat meals at the same time. We do not all sit around one tv set and watch one programme. My wife and girls may follow 2 or 3 episodes of one of the soaps and then not see it again for 3 weeks. What I want to watch never seems to be on when I want to watch it anyway!
Kaith true but I feel that there is stuff on the media which can glued you to your seats for quite a while but the schedule most of time do not match to have that. I think the time is moving so fast that any one left behind will not be able to catch it and thats the fear s driving the man crazy and not having time for their ownself.
Haha! @susan they see a few snippets of what is happening now in some far off clime, yet don't even have a clue where that place is on the globe.
It could be in a neighbouring county for all they know.
@tinym @hayder It only seems to happen with commercial stations here in UK. BBC seem to deliberately overlap the start and finish of their programmes. If you watch one of their programmes to the end you'll miss the first ten minutes of one starting on a commercial channel.
@nomi do you think it is a sign if the times?
Do we have so much choice we have difficulty making a decision? A not exactly life threatening one at that.
Have we gone off tv? Have programme producers lost their ability to keep us transfixed? Or have we simply changed direction?
@Keith that absolutely correct. Most of the prime time shows here in our area are broacasted at almost same time and it surprises me a lot as well that few programmes of my interest are telecasted on same day and at same time on different stations but ad break on one means ad break on others. So for me watching these show again on a re run or at you tube afterwards is the best remedy.
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