Q: Why are people so uncomfortable with Wikipedia, Google and that whole blog thing?
A: Because these systems operate on the alien logic of probabilistic statistics, which sacrifices perfection at the micro scale for optimization at the macro scale.
Television is bad for your brain, but TV shows (via DVD/bittorrent) can be good for your brain. Some Reasons:
1) TV Addiction is a distinct possibility
2) TV News reduces left-brain logical thinking
3) Having TV in background causes “brain drain”