The date of reckoning has been set. This week Congress leapt into action and decreed that on February 17, 2009 all television stations in the US will stop sending out analog signals and broadcast only in digital format. Obviously, there’s nothing more important to worry about.
Actually, it’s about time they forced the move. However, why on earth should the federal government pay people to make the transition? The bill passed by Congress authorizes spending "up to $1.5 billion in federal funds to subsidize the set-top boxes for consumers". Obviously, there’s nothing more important on which to spend the money.