I agree with Chuckwagon, rontheripper, and you CompUser. I guess adding analog tuner to the ads would just further confuse most people. Simpler just to say, if you have an antennae, or rabbit ears, buy a converter box, and the government (taxpayers!) will give you a $40 chit. Do you want me to come over and plug it in for you, too? I guess so. Some of those who ordered the chits have let them expire! Duh!
Society used to really piss me off. Now that I’m 70, I think I understand better. The gov’t reports every year that over 30% of the population is functionally illiterate. Remember the dumbos who sat in class with you? Also, there are more elderly, retired people today. My 88-year old in-laws get confused and flustered when I say, “let’s go for a ride on this beautiful day.” I’ll be there next!
Finally, if Congress keeps delaying the transition, nobody will believe it’s really going to happen until their set goes blank, which is going to happen anyway. People have to fall off a cliff before they realize they are going to die. That’s just the way they are, and you can’t change them.
In the meantime we the people are denying all our emergency services the bandwidth to improve our national security. At some point Congress is going to have to cut it off and say “We told you so!” Here’s your Chit! Bill Engvall says, “Here’s Your Sign!”