“There’s a silence in the family,” says a newsreader, “because they’re glued to the box”.
An arts producer tells me that sleeping habits have changed: “Now people stay up late to watch their favourite programmes”.
Another explains how the main family room pre-TV would have seats facing inwards to ease conversation with family and friends or to face the altar, but now television households re-arrange their rooms to the fount of visual stimuli. —Susie Emmet —Bhutan gives TV cautious embrace (BBC)
A great quote from “the maroon-robed lama”:
Change is not to be feared”, he says calmly, “without choice you cannot choose the right path”.
Thanks for the suggestion, Rosemary.