Obama Goes Analog

The President-Elect's transition team today announced that the conversion to digital TV, scheduled to occur on February 17, should be moved back. John Podestra chair of the transition team, sent a letter to the Commerce Committees of the House and Senate, claiming that the country is not prepared for the transition, and that the money spent so far has been "woefully inadequate." A spokesperson confirmed that Obama himself agreed with the call for a delay.

The new date? Podestra doesn't specify. The Consumers Union has suggested a date sometime in mid-summer. So what's going to happen?  Well, who knows. --Ken C. Pohlmann