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Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Is television still relevant?

By Darren Stones

Before the internet, what did people do to waste time? Make babies and talk to one another?

Television remains an excellent education medium, with news, current affairs and documentary programs capable of informing in a manner which is seemingly still better than the internet.

Of course some may disagree, but I find it difficult to comprehend how television may have slipped to a point where it’s not the No. 1 source for news.

Let’s say there’s a terrorist attack, a commencement of war or some other attention grabbing event. Where would you go to see the footage and be informed as to what’s going on? This is where television, in my mind, is superior to the internet.

So what does the future hold for television, say in 10-20 years from now? Are big media companies going to shift dramatically to the web, or still maintain a news presence?

I suspect television will be around and will continue to distract people from the internet.

Your thoughts and views are welcome.

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