April 19-25 is TV-Turnoff Week. (CNN has an article.)
When I first moved out to Seattle in the summer of 2002, I spent a month in Microsoft-provided temp housing. I’d come home from work and spend 2 hours vegging in front of the TV. When I got my apartment downtown I spent a lot of time thinking about which cable service to get. My final conclusion: none. After a month, you don’t miss it. Not having TV has substantially increased the amount of sleeping, reading, and coding I’ve done in the past 20 months, not to mention the money I’ve saved. How much does extended cable cost for a year?
Check out the official web site: TV Turnoff Network.