September 18th, 2004

Sky

I seem to have a knack for finding companies that are hard to deal with...

When I had Sky installed here, I started out with their "every channel" package, since that was the cheapest method. I had to stick with that for a month, and then after that I could change it. So, I phoned up recently to get rid of the sports channels.

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On a separate issue, I saw an advert for Sky a while back: "Do less, watch more!" While I admire their approach of truth in advertising, it is a bit of a scary thought. However, I've found that in a way, I actually watch less TV when I have more on offer. It's similar to the "digital camera paradox", where the key issue is availability. Ten years ago, if I saw that an old "Battlestar Galactica" episode was on TV, then I'd watch/record it even if I'd seen it before, because hey - it's sci-fi, there's not much of it around, and I may not get the chance to watch this episode again for ages. Whereas now I see that TNG and Voyager are on more or less a permanent repeat cycle on Sky, I might watch a random episode here and there, but I don't feel a sense of urgency.