You are fascinated -- unwillingly? -- by this Viewer, want to know how he understands the world. What kind of mindset must he acquire after staying inside for months, watching and hearing reality from his comfortable perch on the sofa? What happens to someone who doesn't read, who has stopped reading altogether, who scorns the printed page in favor of a more dynamic screen that paints colors and sounds for him and will transform immediately, obediently, beneath his thumb?

" I like surfing channels," he tells you once you've settling down to watch. "Makes things interesting. You can leave stories and come back to them; you can follow all the tangents you want . . ." [Continued]