NYT: Converters Signal a New Era for TVs…”The nearly 20 million homes that rely on rabbit ears for reception will receive as much as $80 to move to digital.”

I think I’ll let the gov’t keep my $40, but I really can’t believe it’s finally on schedule to happen – the switch to digital cable only. My favorite quote from the article, mostly because of its irony in my situation.

“The moment coming is the end of something that has been around for 60 years — conventional television — and it has been a wonderful era,” said Richard E. Wiley, a former chairman of the F.C.C. who led a government advisory panel on what was then known as “advanced television” from 1987 to 1995.

“With that ending will come this new digital world, this much greater world,” Mr. Wiley said, “but many people aren’t yet ready or haven’t gotten the word.”

Digital…hmm. I don’t know what I think about that. It sounds expensive.