Notepad on Life

March 15, 2010

Digital TV and a different kind of revolution

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The in-laws have bought a new TV, in readiness for the UK’s switchover to digital television nationwide.

“Go and make sure Grandad has programmed all the channels in properly,” my wife tells Older Son, despite her father’s protestations that it’s already taken care of. He used to work in electronics but advancing years mean his self-confidence in such matters is increasingly outstripped by reality.

Older Son returns five minutes later, slowly shaking his head. “I’m not even going to ask him why he’s got Gay Date TV down as a ‘favourite’…” he whispers to his mother.

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