No Beeeep! More Beeeep! Chef Beeeep! Ramsey Beeeep!
Or the annoying scientist from Bones.Â Or -- praise God! -- House.
For me, in 2009, that is.Â I belong to the 17% of U.S. householdsÂ that don't have cable or satellite TV.Â So when the U.S. switches over toÂ digital television, we'll be in the dark snow.
Why am I mentioning this now?Â Yesterday the NY Times' Bits blog mentioned a poll by the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing in which less than half the people interviewed knew about the cut-over to digital TV and less than 20% knew when it would happen. AndÂ more than 30%Â of the people who said they had neither cable nor satellite had any idea that they would soon be spending their free time playing Uno.
Not me.Â I'll have YouTube.