"Analog TV has been essentially unchanged since the 1950's....Digital TV, on the other hand, is much more efficient." -- Rob Schultz, Inspired Electronics
As of next week, digital television is finally officially on its way across America. The Federal Communication Commision has decreed that analog broadcasters convert to digital signals which have far more content potential.
There's a lot of debate about whether elderly and poor people without the opportunity to get satellite or cable TV will be abandoned and ignored during this transition. Yet, I think this is a positive step in the evolution of television, a monumental chapter in the history of the boob-tube, as big as the conversion to color.
We'll see how broadcasters use the new opportunities that Digital TV offer. Will they squander it or will they recognise its unparalleled potential?