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I could pick on a few things actually, once again I didn’t vote for the guy, but I don’t absolutely detest him. I’m in wait and see mode. Ars Technica is reporting about Obama’s plead to push back the transition to digital TV. If we look at the digital TV migration timeline, we can see the originally scheduled date was Dec. 31 2006. Because of multiple issues it was pushed back and brings us to this upcoming Feb. 17th as the transition time.
We can argue that the government hasn’t done enough to inform the public or make it easy for the public, but I would argue otherwise. I was well aware of this migration when it was first discussed over 10 years ago. All in all the government has pushed out this transition longer then necessary. You can say that’s it’s a good cautious thing they are doing by waiting and delaying, but every delay costs the tax payers more money.
If we truly want to get through this we need to pull the bandage off as quickly as possible.