TVs in homes decline

In one of the most quoted lines of my first book, The Wired Church, I compared two statistics to reinforce the ubiquity of the screen in our daily lives:

99% of American homes have televisions

97% of American homes have indoor plumbing

Well, now it turns out that things are changing in small but significant ways. The latest issue of Time magazine (May 20, 2011) reports this:

96.7% – The percentage of American homes with TVs, down from 98.9% last year, the first time the number has dropped in 20 years.

Does this signify some shift in the dominance of the screen in our lives? What do you think?


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Len Wilson

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Christ follower. Storyteller. Strategist. Writer. Creative Director at St Andrew. Tickle monster. Author, Think Like a Five Year Old (Abingdon).