This week, it is TV Turnoff Week! The tagline:
"Empowering people to take control of technology and not letting technology take control of them so they can live healthier lives."
And that is the way it should be. It's not just TV -- it's things like cellphones and email and IM as well. There are so many technological distractions, things that we pay attention to even if we don't want to. If we could shut those out, and use the technology on our own terms, we can lead more productive lives and be happier as a result.
(God, I sound like one of those NLP motivational gurus -- and I dislike that kind of talk. So just take it from me: turning off your TV will be the best thing you could do for yourself.)