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How Many Cord Nevers Are There? An Atlantic Office Survey

Sure, just because people don’t have cable now, doesn’t mean they won’t change their mind. As we get older, our preferences and priorities change. “Maybe he was individually satisfied with sports bars and she with Netflix, but as a couple, it makes more sense to watch live sports and TV shows on their new couch, and so they buy cable,” Derek wrote at The Atlantic. But we did not find a lot of eager future cable subscribers among the hold-outs we spoke to. Beyond the cost issue, which will (hopefully!) be less of an issue once we stop making so little money, one day, The Atlantic’s associate editor Heather Horn said, ”It’s too much of a time-suck. There’s something soul-destroying about channel surfing.” And what National Journal’s White House reporter Sophie Quinton told us should really scare the cable companies: “Hulu/Netflix etc. suit my TV needs just fine.”

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theatlantic:

How Many Cord Nevers Are There? An Atlantic Office Survey

Sure, just because people don’t have cable now, doesn’t mean they won’t change their mind. As we get older, our preferences and priorities change. “Maybe he was individually satisfied with sports bars and she with Netflix, but as a couple, it makes more sense to watch live sports and TV shows on their new couch, and so they buy cable,” Derek wrote at The Atlantic. But we did not find a lot of eager future cable subscribers among the hold-outs we spoke to. Beyond the cost issue, which will (hopefully!) be less of an issue once we stop making so little money, one day, The Atlantic’s associate editor Heather Horn said, ”It’s too much of a time-suck. There’s something soul-destroying about channel surfing.” And what National Journal’s White House reporter Sophie Quinton told us should really scare the cable companies: “Hulu/Netflix etc. suit my TV needs just fine.”

Read more. [Image: Flickr]