Or you may stop what you were doing, say, "sorry," and then move on. What if he's the fourth, or the tenth, or the one hundredth person who's asked you the same question? You've got too much to do and not enough time to get it done. Every day, you're exposed to more than four hours of media.Sooner or later you're going to tune out the interruptions. Most of it is optimized to interrupt what you're doing.
Charlie the Tuna, Tony the Tiger and those great board games that seemed to magically come alive all vied for my attention. Growing up, it seemed like everyone I met was part of the same community.
We saw the same commercials, bought the same stuff, discussed the same TV shows.
Since then, over a quarter of a million people have stopped by to ask for the first four sample chapters.
Rather than jamming your inbox, we decided to present them to you here on a web page instead.
About ten years ago, I realized that a sea change was taking place.
I had long ago ceased to memorize the TV schedules, I was unable to keep up with all the magazines I felt I should be reading, and with new alternatives like Prodigy and a book superstore, I fell hopelessly behind in my absorption of media. I was no longer interested enough in what a telemarketer might say to hesitate before hanging up.
There were only three main channels-2, 4 and 7, plus a public channel and UHF channel for when you were feeling adventuresome.
I used to watch Ultraman every day after school on channel 29.
With just five channels to choose from, I quickly memorized the TV schedule.
I loved shows like The Munsters, and I also had a great time with the TV commercials.
Imagine you're in an empty airport, early in the morning.