« on: February 14, 2005, 05:24:14 AM »
when i first read thisthread i got worried. but now i remember:
I think it was everything strengthens the idea that computers will not take over and make televison obsolete, except
but the stimulus also said something like tv is the major form of entertainment...so computers will not take over.itwas a weakens question so consider the following:
people owning tvs and computers strengthens the idea that tv is the major form of entertainment and computers will not take over (otherwise they would have abondoned their tvs)
Computers offer more entertainment options-and yet television is till the major form of entertainment
Declining price- people continue to buy tvs even if computer prices are declining (but not neccesarily cheaper than)compared to computers.
so it has to be that televisions were once new weakens the argument that computers will not take over as the major form of entertainment. one of the premises of the argument was that people did not like new things.