It's from a story on all the options available for people seeking to "cut the cord" and use streaming for what some of us still call television:
"How many screens to I need?
If you live alone, this may not be a concern. But for families with more than one child, or for apartment dwellers with roommates, being able to watch on only two screens at once may not cut it."
I guess that old idea of the family gathered around the one TV -- or screen -- interacting and sharing is dead. Pretty much seems the norm to have screens for every member of the household.
(That is for those who can afford extra screens, or those unable to afford any service, relying solely on over-the-air broadcast TV.)
In an era when economic conditions often mean one or both parents are holding down more than one job, wouldn't having time together be something to be valued, even cherished?
Nope. You do your thing, I'll do mine.
Then why even have a family?
If you must be apart, couldn't some of you at least try something that doesn't destroy your mind and requires you to actually think?
Y'know, like, maybe, a book?
But what's the point? Even if the whole family was watching the same thing, each of them would be glued to their smartphones.