Today, Feb. 17, 2009, was to be the day of the greatest revolution in broadcasting history. Not counting the syndication of "I Love Lucy," of course.
The government, which has engineered this changeover, has decided to delay the switch because they ran out of money to fund the $40 coupons to buy digital converters. This is the same government, by the way, that was just given almost $800 billion in taxpayer money to do with as they see fit. Not to worry.
If you are one of the two or three people that have been in a coma for the last year and did not know about the end of analog, you are in luck. Not only has your government inadvertently given you a reprieve, but here is a sneak peek at what you would be missing if you do not prepare for the impending digital age.
The Miracle That Is Television.