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By johnboy - 16 March 2006 22

Our Brave Leader has put out a media release fretting about what will happen to those unable to save up for a $100 digital receiver when the analog TV signal goes off in 2010.

“Such is the pervasive nature of television, and its importance as a source of information and entertainment in modern society, that such an outcome ought to be unthinkable.

“It seems to be assumed that the market will take care of disadvantaged groups — that retailers will compete for the business of groups such as the poor, the elderly, the disabled, or those without the know-how and confidence to embrace digital technologies.

“This is a questionable assumption and it is vital that the Commonwealth start planning now to ensure that the switchover to digital does not result in the creation of a new layer of second-class citizens in the area of communications technology.”

To what extent is the Chief Minister willing to cripple society to benefit people unwilling to provide for themselves?

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Indi 2:57 pm 17 Mar 06

Tanks JR, I won’t buy a Plasma…lucky I’m not a punter.

bulldog 1:04 pm 17 Mar 06

Sorry Les – gotta go with Thumper on this. I hate some of the shit that is passed off as entertainement but I have found (after years of extensive study) that if you don’t like something that is on the box with the moving pictures – try not watching it!

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