Defined by a Screen
Less tethered. Less structured. Less scheduled. Smaller screens. More on demand, with one exception. What’s happening to video content today is largely leaving me behind.
But, not for long.
Those other devices are creeping more and more into my leisure mainstream.
- When I watch sports on TV, the tablet concurrently gives me real-time stats.
- When a TV commercial pops on (and on and on), I clear my email on my smartphone.
- I use caller ID to screen calls — and often send a text in response.
- I reach for a mobile app when I hear a song on the TV (or radio) and I want to download it later.
- And four out of five TV breaks most often involves Words With Friends or some other tiny screen pursuit.
I’m really getting tired of paying $200 per month for cable triple package, plus $170 per month for a smartphone/tablet and mobile wifi — and watching my 15 gigabytes of monthly data get chewed up in one or two movie downloads. This is not sustainable and it’s pretty dumb not to do something about it.
You know what I’m gonna do? I’ll look to cut the cord tomorrow, because right now I’ve got to get back to my program.