(From The Washington Post -- By Paul Farhi)
Well, the future officially arrived, and it's not exactly as advertised.
After years of development, billions of dollars of investment and one fiendishly complex conversion program, all the nation's broadcast TV stations finally went digital on the government-mandated deadline.
The traditional analog system of broadcasting -- used since TV's invention in the 1920s -- has faded out.
Henceforth, all broadcasts will be transmitted in the language of computers, effectively rendering the differences between the PC and the TV moot.
Broadcast TV Never Converted Its Digital Dream