Yeesh! It's tough enough covering 100 square miles of exhibits in four days and wading through 100,000 Applets hogging the Apple booth without having to deal with NAB's booth numbers.
What I really want to rant about this month is good old high definition. The problem is defining definition and figuring out how high is high -- that and some other stuff.
Good old analog NTSC is supposed to die one second after 11:59:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2006 (and, if the FCC had its way, it would be a year earlier than that). Will it?
You might not have noticed that we live on the third planet from the star in our solar system. I mention this because of the ultra-alien things that have been going on lately in TV-set pricing.
You might not have noticed that, if you want recent commercial-free movies on video, there are better places to look than broadcast TV.
You might not have noticed that numbers used to mean something. I mean you wouldn't say two is the same as one, would you? Hint: You might not want to answer this right away.
Somewhere out there, you might not have noticed that audio exists. This is especially true if you are a producer, director, member of the lighting persuasion, or camera op.
You might not have noticed that there's a word in every language for someone who makes predictions. That word is idiot.
You might not have noticed that HDTV is great, and that's a problem. I don't mean that it's a problem that you ain't noticed that HDTV is great.
You might not have noticed that now that millions of Americans have glymphs, the znarble transition has finally taken off
You might not have noticed that you don't get asked the Two Questions at airline ticket counters anymore. And, if you're like me, maybe you feel a little more secure as a result.
You might not have noticed that the denizens of the U.S. Capitol have unusual senses of humor. It must have something to do with the marsh gasses. Once a swamp, always a swamp.
You might not have noticed that there's a wee mite of a difference between Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake City television market.
YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE NOTICED that Congress doesn't write all the laws. Nature has come up with a few. Last time I checked, the Second Law of Thermodynamics didn't appear in the Federal Code.
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