I served as window dressing at a political watch party last night. Aside from casting a ballot earlier in the day, I had no emotional or financial investment in any of the movers and shakers in the room. Instead of glad-handing voters, I studied the extensive gauntlet of television news crews. While I'll always favor the printed word, I gained deeper appreciation for television personalities and their support staffs. These people endure hours of boredom just to get one shot or interview. I don't know what they did during their downtime before Facebook and Twitter came along.