Thursday, June 07, 2007

I want my MTV

So this is probably a stupid question in a country where more households have TVs than indoor bathrooms, but is TV really that important?

Is TV a "right"? It seems that our government thinks so and there's even a government agency, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, that is going to make sure that nothing interupts out zombie nation.

In an article that ran in the NY Times today about the end of analog TV signals and the digital converters that will be needed for those of us that don't have either cable or satellite TV and instead use that wonderfully archaic technology known as bunny ears there were a couple of just fabulous nuggets of wisdom:

"Consumer groups, however, have expressed concern that some families will have neither the means to buy the converters nor the awareness to successfully obtain the vouchers".

“Our No. 1 goal,” said Shermaze Ingram, a spokeswoman for the broadcasters’ association, “is that no one loses TV reception because of a lack of information.”

Yes this is the most pressing issue facing families in the US today. If America can't watch Survivor or Age of Love life might come to a standstill.

I'm not trying to be all high and mighty because I admittedly watch TV, but I would rather not have the means to watch it and have the government actually putting resources towards something a little more meaningful.

This type of stuff is why they hate us.

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