I was thinking of turning this into a poll but i thought it better to do it as a post.
I could not help but think after watching some of the final episode of Downton Abbey tonight, how lucky i was to only have Television show up in my life at age 16/17 and then be pretty limited for several years.
I was thinking back tonight to how we got to sit around in the evening as a family in the living room and listen to the radio. A little like they show in Downton Abbey just not as toffee nosed as that Edwardian era. But at the same time do something else. If the radio program was targeted at parents then i would have played on the floor with my toys in front of the fireplace and entertained myself. Even if the program was broader and applied to me we would still do other things while listening.
Now it seems media of some or other sort , inc text, has invaded the home to the extent that i wonder if most people have time to think their own thoughts and do things other than consume it. I watch my son and wife and it seems all consuming.
I am now in hindsight very grateful i missed out. We were not at the time happy that others saw a moon landing on TV and we heard it on the radio, but in hindsight man its so great to be able to turn it all off or tune it out.
So when did you first get TV in the your family home growing up?