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mendyk 9/9/2015 | 9:56:11 AM
Priorities "If you give students access to live TV, they'll actually watch it." I hope that makes them feel better about the six-figure bills they or their families are footing for the experience.
Ariella 9/9/2015 | 10:31:58 AM
Re: Priorities @mendyK As a parent now sending kids to college, I'd say not.
JessicaWakefield 9/9/2015 | 10:55:24 AM
In my opinion Personally, I think this will raise the level of distraction among students but the fact that they already use their laptops sais it might not be worse that it already is. We will see. On the other hand this will make the life in campus more interesting and comfortable. My friend has experienced how it feels when you are pressed for time because you didn't pay enough attention to your writings. He needed to hire professional essay writer to meat deadline. So students, having such kind of facilities, must realize what consequenses excessive distraction may have.
mendyk 9/9/2015 | 11:37:51 AM
Comtastic? Age-old dilemmas of education vs. "the college experience" aside, the idea that a Comcast exec would tout this service by disparaging the company's core product ("this is not your parents' cable service") is a little ... misguided? awkward? inane?
Mitch Wagner 9/9/2015 | 1:05:00 PM
Live television The fact that people are still watching quite a lot of live TV should not be surprising. Sports are certainly hugely popular, and need to be watched live. 

Anecdotally, I know a few people who considered cord-cutting but rejected the idea because they did not want to lose sports programming. 

Also, some programs become realtime events -- reality TV contests and genre programming like GAME OF THRONES, which people like to be able to discuss as they play out on social media, and immediately after. The extent to which that generates demand for live TV is unknown.  

Personall, I knew to stay the heck off social media when GAME OF THRONES and MAD MEN started airing on the East Coast; I wouldn't get to watch it for three hours later. And if I have to delay THRONES until later that week, well, that's tricky, avoiding spoilers. 
Ariella 9/9/2015 | 3:28:26 PM
Re: Comtastic? @mendyk Did we get a multiple choice test to fit with the school theme? I wouldn't go as far as insance, more like misguided.
mendyk 9/9/2015 | 3:38:27 PM
Re: Comtastic? "Misguided" is a kinder characterization -- but one that I might reserve for someone who makes an error in part because of inexperience or emotion. When a relatively high-level executive indirectly trashes the company's main revenue base, though, I think the needle moves in the direction of inane.
Ariella 9/9/2015 | 3:52:40 PM
Re: Comtastic? @mendyk But any time you have a product declared "New and Improved," doesn't it imply that what it delivered before was "old and lousy?" So declared Archie Bunker's son-in-law in one of the episodes of "All in the Family."


mendyk 9/9/2015 | 4:01:19 PM
Re: Comtastic? Yes, and then there was the "not your father's Oldsmobile" campaign -- which was launched only after GM decided its old (and Olds) image had to be erased for something new. That didn't work out well at all, but at least it was a conscious decision to break with the past, rather than a shot across the bow from a relatively puny part of the company that simply wouldn't exist without the revenue coming from the "parents' cable service" business.
KBode 9/9/2015 | 5:41:57 PM
Price? So this is incorporated into the college admission costs? Do we have any hard data on how much this actually costs each student?
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