Channel Tracker

Who says the idiot box has to spawn idiots? With hundreds of channels beaming in details of what’s happening under my nose, across the world, in outer space, on another time zone, in the past, the future, inside my head, under the earth, on the ocean bed and heavenaloneknowswhatelse, who can keep up? Oprah, Jay Leno, Aamir Khan, Simi Garewal, MS Dhoni, Lady Gaga, Pranab Mukherjee and Barkha Dutt are coming at me from inside that box. It’s a job for…..GeekGirl!

I just finished putting together a channel tracker. This is an Excel workbook tracking everything that’s on the tube. I noted down channel names & numbers. Next, I categorized them by type (Entertainment, Movies, Educational, Children, Regional, Sports & News) and by language. Then I re-ordered them by likelihood of watching. And finally I organized them all together in one printable sheet that can be tacked to the TV set, pasted to the remote control or placed on the dining table.

You can say all you like about the useless skills I picked up in my office-rat avatar. I say it’s an urban skill. The geeks shall inherit the earth indeed.

Word to the wise: I better have those printouts today!!

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