Teevee tries to keep up with dumbification of America
It’s election night! Time to watch some results and see who our next fearless leader will be. Of course, plain old numbers just won’t do. People can’t be expected to actually understand the Electoral College or the difference between election results and exit polls. So to solve this problem, the teevee people have really stepped things up. PBS-style “conversation” will not be tolerated. Tim Russert (R.I.P.) and his ilk will not be allowed on set with a mere white board and marker. No, no, no. We must have three-dimensional graphics! We need HD bonus information! We need fancy touch-screen super-maps! We must have, in order to survive, giant animated bar graphs on the sides of buildings!
Don’t believe me? Turn on the teevee. And visit the Wired Gadget Lab.