Ok now, I'm not even a faux Luddite like KT. I like the technology. But I'm also an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" kind of gal and if there's anything I can't stand, it's the constant need to upgrade everything. BIGGER FASTER SHINIER MORE EXPENSIVE.
Doesn't The Man have better things to do than take away my one sad little staticky channel? And really, since when does the government have 80 bucks per family to spend at Best Buy?? Aren't we at war or something? What's that about a health care crisis? Global warming? Failing schools? Grumble grumble.
Rabbit ears will soon be clipped
At midnight on Feb. 17, 2009, the rabbit ears and the rooftop antennas that still guide television signals into nearly one of every five U.S. homes will be rendered useless -- unless they are tethered to a new device, including two versions unveiled Wednesday, that the government will spend as much as $80 a household to help families buy.