See, if you put the average Silicon Valley geek in front of a TV and tell him to sit on the couch and watch TV for four hours they won’t know what to do. They will start building databases of their favorite shows, start figuring out how to optimize their DVRs so they can fast-forward through commercials faster, and stuff like that.
Normal/average users? They just want to watch TV and drink beer.
Reading at meals is considered rude in polite society, but if you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least should be polite society and what it expects.
Daß die Chinesische Mauer vom Mond aus sichtbar wäre, ist ein Irrglaube. Andererseits ist der Mond von der Chinesischen Mauer aus recht gut sichtbar – zumindest unter bestimmten Bedingungen (Nacht).