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    Is broadband spoiling teens?

    5-7 years ago the polls were is TV spoiling kids. Now what do you think about brodband?

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    Do you have an interest in astronomy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by antoniseb
    Do you have an interest in astronomy?
    Yes I really have

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweety
    Now what do you think about brodband?
    Interactive, at one's pace, accessible. What's not to like?
    "Words that make questions may not be questions at all."
    - Neil deGrasse Tyson, answering loaded question in ten words or less
    at a 2010 talk MCed by Stephen Colbert.

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    In the UK, broadband is actually starting to displace TV. Viewing figures in the sought after youth demographic have been going down recently.

    This can't be anything but a good thing. The internet has a far greater potential for learning, socialising, and developing your personality than TV does.

    The only downside is that the BBCs web services are financed from TV licensing fees. If TV ownership starts dropping that is less money in their pockets.

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    I don't know about the kids, but it sure spoils me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damburger
    In the UK, broadband is actually starting to displace TV. Viewing figures in the sought after youth demographic have been going down recently.

    This can't be anything but a good thing. The internet has a far greater potential for learning, socialising, and developing your personality than TV does.

    Snip...
    I have to agree. I gave up the Tele quite a few years ago. Now if I get stuck in front of a tv, I wonder why I wasted so much time in front of it in the first place. At least on the internet you can interact with people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metricyard
    I have to agree. I gave up the Tele quite a few years ago. Now if I get stuck in front of a tv, I wonder why I wasted so much time in front of it in the first place. At least on the internet you can interact with people.
    Yeah, I honestly think the internet will breed a smarter generation than TV did.

    As an addendum - I don't think you are going to get anybody bashing broadband too much on a forum

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    I love broadband - there is so much information on the internet that it is just incredible. I'm sure some will disagree with me, but I for one think that it is FAR better to have a kid on broadband (especially on a site with as much info as BAUT) than it would be to have them spend hours on a TV.

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    as a survivor of the 60 baud (that's *Characters per second*) era, I have no complaints about broadband, other than its still relatively limited availability.

    As a broadband user, I love it- it lets me take care of many things I used to have to wander around libraries for (and frequenetly not find)

    As a broadband provider.. well, that should be obvious.

    As a parent.. it's not broadband, but the internet.. or, rather, many of it's abusers that I'm a little concerned about. My boys are just entering their teens - prime vicitm age. However, I hope I've eductated them well enough to steer physically clear of anybody they meet online. Anybody. (of course, once they're adults, I have no say)

    All in all, though.. broadband is a good thing. I did get hit with a thought the other day.. Google/china has hit the news periodically recently...and Google capitulated. Why? It's not as though China is a big source of revenue for Google, is it?

    and why not set up something like Radio Free Asia/Radio Free Europe? That strikes me as a wonderful Idea.. web sites devoted to the same sort of news stories RFE carried. While an IP address can be blocked, there are ways around any such rest5rictions...(I know there are sites, for instance, aimed at the Mid East - Saudi Arabia in particular - that do just this)

    Just a colletion of thoughts

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