Tuesday, November 06, 2007

No TV!!

Now that there's no TV, I propose that we all blog more. I finally actually signed up for NaBLOPoMo, so now I'm feeling really motivated.

In case you've got your head buried in the sand (not that there's anything wrong with that), there's no TV because the writer's guild is on strike. As usual this has to do with money, but now it's got an interesting twist to it: they want a cut of the internet ad revenue for online TV and movies. Life is getting more complicated every day.

If this goes on for a while, all the pre-taped TV shows will get played and there will be nothing new on anymore. Already we see the impact with Leno and Letterman and other daily shows. Do you think America will finally stop watching TV? This could get interesting. Nowadays there are so many other forms of entertainment (eg internet, video games) that the transition may be surprisingly easy. If this goes on a long while (some are predicting around 9 months), it might even have a permanent impact on what America does at night.

Well I support the strike, I think they have a good point, but I'm also very interested to see how this all ends up shaking out. Meanwhile, I'm going to fill up the empty space by BLOGGING (and I think you all should too).


Frances said...

I'm a syndication queen myself, so I won't miss anything.
I rarely watch TV before 10 or 11 pm.
But you're right there should a whole lot more blogging going on.
Happy Posting!
Oh btw I found you through the NaBloPoMo Randomizer

Ordinary Girl said...

I guess I'll watch Cold Play reruns or something...it's something I've been meaning to get to.

Or blog!

As far as the strike goes, I understand where the writers are coming from. Apparently, they're not getting royalties for certain new mediums, which isn't really fair. It seems, though, like this could have been worked out much more smoothly!