Losing More Old Technology
I was wondering in the back of my mind whether my plan to switch to broadcast television might end up being undermined by technology one way or another. Then I figured it probably wouldn't as the networks make money by advertising and, by broadcasting their programs, they can reach an audience beyond what they could get using satellite and cable.
I guess not. According to this guy, advertising isn't bringing in the bucks like it used to and networks are looking for another way to survive. That might mean an end to broadcasting so they can force everyone into having to pay more and more for cable and satellite.
Broadcast TV isn't the only thing we might be losing. Doc Anchovy sent me this piece yesterday about old fashioned land line telephones. Looks like those might be going by the wayside, too, although I suspect those of us on the user end won't notice as much difference as would users of broadcast TV.
Kind of a shame. I like the idea of broadcast TV and Plain Old Telephone Service being available.