Friday, January 18, 2008

The Queen and Me

So, what do I have in common with the Queen of England? Apparently, she's frugal, too. She doesn't want to replace her 40-year-old tv set with a new model, because her old one works fine. How cool is that?

My favorite part of that article is this comment made by the reporter:

You can have the most expensive television set on the planet, but it will not make the programmes you watch any better. The 36in Jamie Oliver is as bad as the 12in Jamie Oliver. Worse, if anything.
Or you can buy the most advanced satnav system and still get stuck behind a tractor.
The sense of progress is nine-tenths illusory. Novelty for the sake of novelty brings stresses in its wake.

No kidding....


BarbaraLee said...

I am glad the Queen is happy with her old t.v.
I wonder how many people are going to buy new ones when this so called law says we have to convert our t.v. to HD. I think we a just going to get the box. Our t.v. is about 6 yrs. old but it still works great.

Barbara Frank said...

I just read that you don't need a converter box if you have cable or a dish. We have neither, so we've already put in an order for a box...supposedly free, we'll see.