Television and Tables

Technology is continuously being developed smaller and flatter. Its nice that it can serve its purpose and at the same time take up less room, but what about tables? Too often you see thick tables with gaudy legs and ornate carvings. A table's purpose is to eat at or to put stuff on. So is the ornament really necessary? Or is it an excellent excuse to bring back to tube tv? 

I've been searching for one of those small televisions with the built in VHS player. I was going to buy one at a thrift store but a lady who saw me looking at it walked up and snatched it before I had made my mind up!