Our friend the television: Is cable an outdated dinosaur? #Pop Culture#cable#internet#tv March 9 | Cat Rocketship Photo by Daniel Toror, used under Creative Commons license. Last week I read this article on Mashable about cutting the cable cord. In it, they cover the results of a study in which five families replaced their cable with a "connected device" (vocab word, yo!) for a week. We're talking Boxee, Roku, Apple TV and Google TV, and an Xbox 360. A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a man pretty high up in the pecking order of a midwestern cable company. He was very interested in learning about how us kids watch TV. I explained that we'd only recently gotten cable again — because there was a deal when we moved. "And how did you watch TV before that?" he asked. We watched a lot of Hulu and Netflix. "When the deal's over, will you continue cable?" I dunno. Probably not. Related Post How to get rid of cable and watch TV online Every once in a while on Facebook or Twitter, I see a plea for help to get rid of cable and start watching TV shows... Read more "What would make your cable subscription more useful to you?" If I could just effing watch it on my computer. Seriously. Not even our local news stations stream their shows online. AND, my cable plan includes On Demand Streaming, but I can access content days faster online. I'm sure a number of you don't watch TV at all — but that will never be me. I love my teevee. When we don't have cable, we watch Netflix and Hulu, and I even have a set-up that allows me to stream Japanese daytime television (Amazing. Their version of Fred Willard is a trio of very young women.) So, I'm kind of curious — does cable feel like a dying dinosaur to you? Do you already own — or are you researching — a connective device? Do you even need one? Is Netflix enough for your household? Let's prognosticate a bit on the future of mass media. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS Carrie Anne's thrifted paradise in cookie-cutter suburbia NEXT Stretching shelf space, adding color, and stashing crafts Toggle comments [ 135 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.