Jeff? C’mon! Jarvis gets it right so often that it becomes a worthwhile link for me when I disagree.
What a conclusion he comes to when he says a study finds,
TV is not bad for kids
First of all, few have ever said TV was all bad, but that “too much” TV could be bad.
Second, the study shows that TV was not bad for student’s test scores. Does this mean TV is not bad for you?
Suppose the test scores are up and so is the number of pounds overweight from a sedentary lifestyle.
Suppose the test scores are up but so is violent crime.
There is more to life than test scores.
In all fairness, it is a blog post and not an essay, so perhaps he was generalizing and being succinct, realizing that we understood these caveats.
That said, I probably agree. I don’t think TV is bad. Newspapers on the other hand. . .
Gotta go, F-Troop is on.
Update: I was just wondering if a day will come when they say “too much RSS may be bad for you.”