Why, you ask? Well, here's why:
- My bill (combined Internet and cable) has reached $175 a month (I have digital cable along with HBO, Starz, and Showtime), and I feel like I'm not getting $175 of entertainment per month.
- I want to shake things up by trying something different. Summertime is approaching, and my favorite shows are wrapping up their seasons, the NBA season is coming to a close, and it wouldn't be a bad thing to get out of my stuffy apartment a little more often.
- I'm an idiot. Clearly I could scale back my cable to a more basic plan and easily save a few bucks, but that's not as fun.
- In my opinion, cable television is a broken system that needs to change to better serve their customers. (More on that later.) The only way to change the system is to not put up with it. So in other words, I'm broke.
The experiment starts today.
I'll leave it at that for now.