> In a message dated 11/17/98 1:30:16 AM Central Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> > For all the *damage* that TV has done, it's really COMMERCIAL
> > BROADCAST television that has done the damage, *not* the technology
> > of television itself.
> Why doesn't this argument work when applied to .....say....guns?
Sure. However, I think that the argument is wrong. Major Network television has always been a wasteland of bad influence. However since deregulation, there have been some great cable channels popping up which are for profit which are absolutely great. Discovery, A&E, The History Channel, The Learning Channel, MSNBC, Sci-Fi Channel. These are all examples of how a government regulated market stifles innovation and quality, while a free market stimulates it.