According to the article which is written by Steven Johnson, watching TV can make people smart in different way. The violent television dramas and juvenile sitcoms are the example of experience for people because people have the ideas to deal with the situation as the TV in their life. Also, people will be attention, patience, retention in their life by watching TV because they have to figure out what will happen after a action of the TV shows. these are the point that Johnson figures out, he believe that people can learn whatever they want in TV, and watching the events happen around the world if people sit in front of TV.
In "Thinking Outside the Idiot Box," written by Dana Stevens. She believe that watching TV can't make you smart. For example, she points out the 24, which prevents people thinking too much, and it's not really connected to people's life. Also, people forget what they have to do while sitting in front of TV, and becoming isolation(stop communicate with social). Most important, watching TV is kind of poison for people to be addictive that people want to watch more and more.
I agree with Johnson's point that people can learn many things from TV, and the things happened around the world because we can watch the news on TV, but I also agree with Steven because many children addict to watch TV and they forget to do things they need.