Saturday, January 15, 2011

It's Surprising

It's Surprising

...the amount of books you can read once you take away your cable tv subscription...

Something I learned from one of my bosses in Operations Research... reduce the variables in your work to make your work simpler. Equating this to our household: by reducing our expenses to stuff that's needed helps reduce our total consumption per month.

I noticed that people in the house hardly watched any TV. I'm usually the only one and my son watching and its limited to just 2 or 3 channels. So the logical thing to do would be to get rid of it. Aside from the unused cable subscription the TV also consumes electricity which add to our expenses so all in all its a great savings on our part.

The money saved is then channelled to buying used books (used because new books are expensive) which I devour quite rapaciously. Most of the books that I read however are left over books from my parents that I like to re-read. I hardly buy any new books as in my advancing age I've started becoming picky with the stuff I read. Then of course there is the internet and the amount of information one can easily devour with the help of feed readers, so I'm never at a loss for stuff to read.