Six hours a day is more time than most people (consciously) do any one thing. How people who absorb such doses understand themselves changes, becomes spectatorial, self-conscious. Because the practice of watching is expansive. Exponential. We spend enough time watching, pretty soon we start watching ourselves watching. We start to “feel” ourselves feeling, yearn to experience “experiences”. And that American subspecies into writing starts writing more and more about….

E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction, David Foster Wallace