That’s right: extraterrestrials who might be picking up our analog broadcasts could miss out. Ever since the Second World War, television signals (as well as FM radio and radar) have served as Homo sapiens’ emissaries into deep space. High-frequency, high-power broadcasts have filled an Earth-centered bubble more than 60 light-years in radius with signals. If there are any aliens nearby, they would have been hard-pressed to find trilobites, dinosaurs, or even the Greeks and Romans. But, thanks to “I Love Lucy,” they could find you â€“ or at least your parents.
Unfortunately, the switch to digital might leave the aliens with nothing but snow on their wall-size plasmas.
It is great for me I have sent a large shipment of converter boxes to my home planet and they are selling fast.
I can just see ET sending a ship here to find out what happen to I love Lucy show.