the death of analog…..tv
While broadcast television largely moved from analog to digital back in 2009, some lower power stations remained in operation. Well, the final curtain has fallen, and good old fashioned analog NTSC TV is now gone after seven decades. This Hackaday piece has some of the details. While digital certainly has enabled a host of new capabilities, for those of a certain generation (actually a few generations), analog TV broadcast, along with the accompanying audio at the edge of the FM band, was a permeating technology. The combination of visual, aural, and temporal information, brought to the person – rather than the person going to the experience – profoundly changed society. While the plumbing has changed, much of that transformation continues. Farewell analog NTSC, and thanks for the fish.
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