Parable for our time
from Sandow, posted over 5 years ago
As she prepared her daughter for college, Anne Sweeney insisted that a television be among the dorm room accessories.To all my friends in classical music institutions: This is where you don't want to be.
"Mom, you don't understand. I don't need it," her 19-year-old responded, saying she could watch whatever she wanted on her computer, at no charge.
That flustered Ms. Sweeney, who happens to be the president of the Disney-ABC Television Group.
"You're going to have a television if I have to nail it to your wall," she told her daughter, according to comments she made at a Reuters event this week. "You have to have one."
(from a December 4 New York Times story about TV networks in a digital age)
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