I remember when I was in elementary school. We were studying what I thought was ancient American history. Our teacher Mrs. Quick was attempting to explain to us what life was like before the advent of the television. She may as well have been trying to describe what life would be like living on Mars.

My classmates and I looked at each other wondering if Mrs. Quick had eaten too much paste during the last art project. How could anyone live without a television? I mean everyone had a TV and some kids even had two. That’s where all the news came from and how we interacted with the world. Who could even imagine what it would be like if we didn’t have those three stations we could tune into every night.


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