I have a confession to make, I don’t own a TV. When I’m saturated by content in a variety of other mediums such as print, the internet, and even social media channels I just don’t find the time for using one, let alone having one.
My job is to make content not consume it. Part of my job, as an online marketer, is to feed your brain and watching television just doesn’t help that process. Plus if I want to find something to watch there’s always Hulu, YouTube, and even NetFlix.
Also let’s be honest, a bunch of what is on television is dribble. We have more and more reality shows than ever before, and original programming has long been dead.
But with the NFL season coming up and a with a new relationship blossoming this year, I’ve been thinking what better time to buy a TV. The girlfriend won’t be “bored” when she comes over and the opportunity to watch NFL games on Sundays is appealing as well.
But do we even need a television anymore? Is the television obsolete or am I just a new age hipster and I don’t even know it?