Re:Video discrimination

M. Dew (mdew@post.cis.smu.edu)
Thu, 21 Jan 1999 16:35:55 +0000

Well, guess I can't resist the urge to put my $0.02 in on this topic.
Having spent most of my adult life in the academy AND being a
child of, and lover of television at the same time, I must say I
take a certain pleasure in responding to certain faux (or "old
school") -intellectuals (tenured or not). They say, "...Oh! well, I
don't OWN a television," and I respond by saying something like,
"Oh, too bad, because there was a GREAT program last night on the
History Channel that had the latest findings about YOUR research
topic, and featured that Prof. from Univ. of X, with whom you
disagree so heartily!" BTW, these are usually the same people that
want to come over & watch the World Series or the Superbowl @ my
place. In fact, I know a professor of CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN
STUDIES (!) who, for purely "philosophical reasons" refuses to buy a
tv. Go figure.

ahhh. that felt good.
cheers to all videolibbers,
-Margaret Dew
SMU-CMIT