Danny has a great post about TV watching. As always, his writing is great. I like the structure and flow of his sentences. They are layered nicely, with great humor here and there to boot.
My yearly cable TV / broadcast TV consumption is probably less than 10 hours. We got cable TV for free because we live in a condo building. Watching Yao Ming playing basketball takes a big chunk out of it. I do use my Samsung TV set to watch DVDs from Netflix, though. I probably spend on average about 3 hours per month on DVD watching, if that.
On the other hand, I do spend a lot of time on the web. I had my book projects in the summer. I now write my own blogs. With SQL Server 2005 just released recently, I plan to write more technical articles for SqlServerCentral.com. I need to work on a presentation I will give to a user group in December. And I do volunteer work for PASS, currently helping out with the SIG web site.
I think I need to plan better and have more discipline in my web surfing. Like TV addiction, I believe computer/web addiction is not good either, although I would say the later is the less of two evils. Many times I read articles, news items, and blogs and follow links on them that I don’t even remember why I end up where I am and what my original goal is.
So, dear reader, what tools, tricks, discipline do you apply to overcome computer/web addiction?
Hey Danny, if you are reading this, are you in Chicago during Thanksgiving? Do you want to do a meetup?