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Mary Tyler Moore Was Content With 9-Inch Black & White TV In Time Before We Lost All Control Over Ourselves

I recently watched a rerun of Mary Tyler Moore from about 1972. I saw Mary’s TV. It was a battery operated black and white with maybe a nine-inch screen. It was not Texas-sized like everything is today. It was small. 

Lou Grant came over and watched a fight on Mary’s TV. He did not care at all about how big the TV was.

I looked at that small TV and wondered why we have to have such big televisions today. I did not come up with a reason because there is no really plausible explanation.

February 2, 2007 - Posted by | Things Watching Tv Made Me Think About

1 Comment »

  1. Because there is so little material, effort and transportation involved, the price of a little TV would be low. There’s no profit in it.

    If you can ship a monster, with 50% profit margin to the shop, 100% cost-plus for the manufacturer – well, now, that’s a little more exciting.

    Comment by Fred Trellis | December 11, 2010

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