Thank you all for the great comments on the last post. Really interesting. The "I only watch TV on the internet" people commented first and I was like, man, I'm completely out of it! And then my cable loving brothers and sisters finally showed up and evened it out a little. That made me feel better.
But now I have even more questions!
I'm pretty surprised by the amount of people who go the Hulu/Itunes route. I guess it's more popular than I realized. But here's the main question I have:
What happens when you get ready for work in the morning? You just listen to music? Nothing? What about when you're about to go to sleep? You read? What if there's a big news story (high speed chase)? Politics? MSNBC? CNN? Sports? What if there's someone you love, like a comedian or musician, on Conan? You don't care? You have no soul?!
I don't know, that seems like a lot of TV that goes into the "miscellaneous" category that you miss doing things this way. But again, I probably need the TV on more than most.
The other thing is, you have to be pretty into TV to be motivated enough to seek this stuff out through ways other than cable. And if you are that motivated, you'd think that you'd want cable/satellite there for you.
Apparently, this isn't the case. There seems to be 2 different kinds of serious TV watchers: those who like to see "what's on", and those who only want to watch what they want to watch, when they want to watch it. And that second group has no need for anything else.
That's what we've learned.
Obviously, there's going to be changes in TV. But I feel like there has to be a certain group of people, like me, so entrenched in the "what's on"/flip on the TV when I get up and when I go to sleep" camp, that I can't see TV completely going to the internet for quite some time. It's just too much work, and cable is still a pretty good, though expensive, system.
On the other hand, I may look back on this post in 5 years like Mitt Romney looks back on his health care law. Those of you without cable news have no idea what that reference means.