Via Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/software/tv/save-money-by-turning-off-the-tv-+-forever-250980.php So the idea is that if you turn off the TV, you save $60 a month or $720 a year and thousands over a lifetime - enough to fund a college education for your kids. Plus of course all the other supposed benefits, like saving money by not watching ads that make you buy stuff, going out and getting in shape, starting a second business, reading more, spending more time with your loved ones etc. Interesting discussion follows in the link. I don't know. I threw out my TV back in 2002, and haven't looked back. I watch Netflix DVDs through my iBook on my 21" LCD monitor. I definitely don't miss it. But do I feel superior? No. Did I save money? No - I just spent it on other useless junk, not to mention my cable internet connection. Did I save time? Absolutely not - I waste more time on the internet than I ever wasted on TV. Not watching TV has brought no "objective" benefits to my life, and I don't feel superior to those who watch TV. Sure, when I waste time on the internet I do it a bit more actively, since I seek out everything that interests me, but I'm sure TV watchers say the same thing, especially if they have TiVo. What's your take? I say down with the "no TV Nazis" - and that's coming from someone who hasn't watched TV since 2002. If you use your "no watching TV" time really well, maybe you are benefitting by giving up TV, but I say most (me included) don't use their time better as a result of not watching TV, they just "waste" it differently.