• "Thinking Outside the Idiot Box" by Dana Stevens vs. “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” by Steven Johnson
    Jessica Tursi English Comp I Kayal 11/5/13 TV Does Not Make You Smarter There is no doubt that television holds a purpose in our society today, but is that purpose brain-numbing or actually beneficial to our brain development? The television, also known as: TV, the boob tube, the...
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  • Today's idiot box
    Running Head: ANALYSIS OF GERBNER’S CULTIVATION THEORY Today’s Idiot Box Introduction I would like to nominate late Theorist George Gerbner for the 2006 communication theory award for his work in examining the role television plays in shaping, or ‘cultivating’ viewers’ concept of
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  • Thinking outside the idiot box
    Dana Stevens’ essay, “Thinking outside the Idiot Box”, was first published in Slate on March 25, 2005, is a counter argument to “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” an article written my Steven Johnson that says watching complicated TV shows make you smarter when in reality you’re just watchi
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  • The Idiot Box
    “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box” by Dana Stevens is a direct response to Steven Johnson’s article “Watching TV Makes You Smarter.” Johnson’s article claimed that today’s television is actually making viewers smarter due to plots being more complex. Dana Stevens on the other hand...
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  • How to hook up a TV to a cable box
    Cable box: Cable box is a electronic device that gets connected with the TV for watching broadcast channels. Parts: Coax Cables, Yellow composite cable, Cable box, Audio cables Operation: Cable box have ability to get or convert any channels from cable company to an analog RF signal to a...
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  • Tv addiction
    How many people here don't think I'm going to be serious? Okay, that would be all of you. Well, here is the shocker: I'm serious about this. TV addiction is very, very real. More so than smoking, more so than pot, and more so than alchohol. It is more insidious than any of these addictions because
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  • Is tv a drug?
    Is t.v. a drug? After a long, hard day of school, I trudge up the driveway to my house. As I approach the door, I can already hear the incoherent mumbles of the television. I open the door and am not surprised to see my sister on the couch, hand on remote, flipping through channels. I am now
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  • How tv makes you smarter
    How television is making people smarted. People all over the world turn on their television each night and watch a few moments to a few hours of television and it is hard to miss a reality show which on almost any channel. If they were to pause on one of these shows they might not know it but t
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  • Why watching tv is bad
    Here is a question that comes to mind, but is it ever really thought about? Does television make people smarter? According to Steven Johnson’s “watching TV makes you smarter” he states, “The relationship between the explicit violence and the post 9/11 terrorist attack anxiety is not the only
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  • Does tv have a negative influence on society
    Does TV have a negative influence on society? At-risk categories are kids and elderly people. The average American kid spends more time watching TV than attending school. Kids eat while watching TV, and they may do the same while doing homework. Elderly people watch TV even more than kids, since
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  • Effects of watching tv
    ffects of Television on the Brain Television is far more intelligent than it is credited for. The effects of television on the brain are pure mind games, that renders it useless over a period of time. The idiot box, is not quite an idiot. On the contrary, it is far more intelligent than what it
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  • Annotated bibliography: how is tv bad or good?
    Annotated Bibliography How is TV bad/good? Do you learn from watching TV? What shows are best to watch? These are just some of the questions that this annotated bibliography will answer for you and help you decide whether TV is good or bad. This bibliography can be used by anyone who wants to decid
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  • Tv notes
    Family Guy and Freud Although many viewers jump to harsh conclusions about certain programs, they simply may need to open their minds to see the important messages being shared. Antonia Peacocke, author of “Family Guy and Freud”, was once turned off by the humor that is Family Guy. It’s likel
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  • Tv makes you smarter
    TV Makes You Smarter Everyday people watch some level of television. Whether it is the news, sports, a movie or a reality show, it is a pastime that people look forward to and/or come to rely on in their daily routine. There are some programs that have a lot of violence and perhaps should be watc
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  • tv watching makes you lazy
    Basluel A. Mekonnen Professor Browne English 101 Reading Response “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” by, Steven Johnson. A. Comprehension: Steven Johnson argues about watching TV shows makes us...
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  • Android tv box
    Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, računalništvo in informatiko Smetanova ulica 17 2000 Maribor Android TV Box (Technical review paper) Author: Arne Korsika Mentor: Izr. prof. dr. Matjaž Debevc Maribor, 9.11.2012 Abstract: In this technical review paper, the object of observation and t
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  • The tv generation
    The TV Generation Everyone has a moment in history which belongs particularly to him. It is the moment when his emotions achieve their most powerful sway over him, and afterward when you say to this person "the world today" or "life" or "reality" he will assume that you mean this moment, even if
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  • The tv era
    The TV Era The 20th century marked the beginning of a new era - “the modern age.” Some of the greatest minds the human race has ever witnessed lived and worked during the last several decades. These “fathers of technology”, who arrived well ahead of their time, created th
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  • Effects of tv on children
    Sitting in school, little Jane sits anxiously watching the clock. The teacher is talking to the class, but Jane just can't wait to get home. When the bell finally rings, she runs out of the classroom, and all the way home. After blasting in the house, she runs to turn on the TV. Having nothing more
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  • National tv turnoff week
    Every year thousands of people across the nation turn off their television for seven days to celebrate National TV-Turnoff Week. During this week people are supposed to take time to reflect, spend time with their kids, and go outside and breathe the fresh air. Participating in this event is one of t
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