Adopted from Tyler, who made versions a1-a8 (a8 was never released).
Television has a scale. It has other properties, but what television has to a dominant degree is a certain scale and the power to enforce it. No one has been able to describe the scale as it is experienced. We know some of its properties, though.
- Television does not vary. The trivial is raised up to power in it. The powerful is lowered toward the trivial.
- The power behind it resembles the power of no-action, the powerful passive.
- It is bewitching.
- It interferes with growth, conflict, and destruction, and these forces are different in its presence.
- "Entertainment" is an unsatisfactory word for what it encloses or projects or makes possible.
- No good has come of it.