Friday, June 12, 2009
Today's digital TV transition is another case where corporate interests trumped consumer interests. When the US transitioned to color TV, FM stereo, and margarine, the transition was done in a way that didn't force anyone to switch. But the money that could be made by auctioning off public airways was too hard to resist. For consumers, the choices boil down to spending money one way or another if they want to keep watching.