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?