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What is "television"?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by phrelin, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    I can't articulate exactly what television is anymore, but I know it when I see it.
     
  2. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

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    Maybe. But I can't help it, for me my iPhone is a computer with a phone app.
    So do I.

    I know I can and do "watch television" on my iPad and Kindle Fire and iPhone and desktop and laptop computers.

    And I can view YouTube on my television.

    And I can watch television shows through YouTube on my iPad and Kindle Fire and iPhone and desktop and laptop computers and my television, and if I had the right model, on my refrigerator.

    And Netflix has an original television show that I can watch on my iPad and Kindle Fire and iPhone and desktop and laptop computers and my television, and if I had the right model, on my refrigerator.

    "Television" has become so ubiquitous, I know what it is when I see it, but I don't. And "a television" today looks an awful lot like an Apple iMac or an HP Touchsmart.

    I know it's not important, but how language evolves randomly is curious. :scratchin
     
  3. Rich

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    From the moment I saw my first LG fridge with a TV, I wondered if anyone actually bought the thing just because it had a TV. Seems kinda strange.

    Rich
     
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    It would be awfully nice within arm's reach of the bed......[and I'm assuming it has an HDMI port for the DIRECTV® box....:) ]



    :nono2:

    :D
     
  5. Rich

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    I can't imagine having a refrigerator in the bedroom unless you're immobilized. Seriously, can you imagine buying a fridge just because it had a TV in the door?

    Rich
     

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