Do You Feel Smug or Embarrassed About Not Owning a TV?

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Maybe, like most people, you own a TV. But there's a chance that, like me, you don't. If that's the case, how do you feel when you have to tell someone you -- gasp -- don't actually own a set?

There was a time when not owning a TV was just plain embarrassing. Then, later, when TV ownership was the norm and the content pouring through the airwaves was nothing short of mediocre, it suddenly became kinda... cool not to own a set. (Disclaimer: I did own a TV when it was cool not to.)

As far as Randall Munroe's concerned, he thinks that tide is changing. But is it? If you don't own a TV, do you feel smug or embarrassed when you admit it to people? [XKCD]