Tag Archives: television

Driving: Lawyers, reporters and crackheads, oh my.

Sunday was a busy and good day, buoyed by City events and nice weather. Monday and Tuesday were a bit slow. As usual, I picked up a few lawyers going to or from work. (Work seems to always be the … Continue reading

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Indiana University students like Obama.

I try to keep up with news back home in Indiana but have done so especially of late as Hillary and Obama duke it out in the Hoosier State. I was happy to come across the below clips produced by … Continue reading

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Satellite TV: How did it start?

And now for something from the archives. Here’s a paper I wrote in March 2004 for Herb Terry‘s excellent history of telecommunications course about the initial failed implementation of direct broadcast satellite — the precursor to the miniature dishes many … Continue reading

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DTV Transition ads are confusing, ineffective.

The National Association of Broadcasters has commissioned 30 second advertisements meant to warn consumers about the impending shift from analog to digital only television transmissions. This DTV transition will render analog TV over-the-air broadcasts — those received by TVs connected … Continue reading

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Crazy Idea: 700 MHz may be better suited to challenge cable/satellite operators, not mobile operators.

In 2006 the United States’ Federal Communications Commission decided to axe analog television. Analog TV, the kind of TV you received before you had cable and tweaked with rabbit-ear antennas, will go dark in 2009. Broadcasters have been transitioning to … Continue reading

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