Thursday, September 11, 2008

Idiot Box

I am laughing this morning inwardly as I wonder how many of you were anticipating what I would blog for the letter "i". There is such a word, idiot box. No it is not about a person but rather this word was introduced in 1955 and means...........television! Gotcha. I'll have to ask the folks when they got our first TV. I think we had one by the mid 50's. I think today the word still applies to TV! Look at where we are at though, 62" big screen, high definition, surround sound, flat screens. People have amazing looks on their faces when I tell them we do not have "real" TV. I have a TV to watch a movie now and then but we do NOT have cable, satellite or whatever. Do I miss it? Absolutely not but I admit we had to wean off of it. I guess we haven't had an idiot box for several years. The first TV was about 1930 and then it took 25 years to come up with another name for it. Interesting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

SL: "Idiot Box" I love it! :=)