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    Posted on July 8th, 2008 Brian No comments

    Oh no! The transition from analog television to digital television is flawed, and civil rights groups are all mad! Their plan includes:

    • Organize rapid response teams to help people after February 17th;
    • Make the converter boxes more accessible and affordable; and
    • Put more money and presence into the project.

    If we fail to do anything, then “23 million households will wake up [on February 18th] either completely or partially unready to receive digital broadcast television service”.

    Oh no! It’s horrible! People without television? What will we ever do? For fuck’s sake – are we so dependent on television in this country? Is society really going to collapse if 23 million people miss their re-runs of My Name Is Earl?

    Here’s an idea: How about we take the almost $1 billion subsidizing converter boxes and spend it on funding for our public libraries instead.

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