I'm asking: how well do we combine television and intimacy?
It's not an all-out attack on the idiot box, but a reminder of restraint. A sample:
This isn't a simple moral issue: to be good, one must turn off the television. Rather, it's a question of value. If time with our friends is worthy and rewarding, then we might need to be clearer about how to best encourage this; we could be more decisive in our own daily rhythms, more sensitive to what labours closeness requires.(Photo: Jeroen Kransen)
Unlike the idiot box, we can't do intimacy by remote.