According to today's newspapers, Congress averted a "failure"! Millions of people were going to be "left in the dark"!
"A delay was needed to prevent the transition from becoming a failure." ~ Rick Boucher (D-Va.)
"The prospect of leaving millions of consumers in the dark was simply unacceptable."~ Edward Markey (D-Mass.)
What planet are those guys from?
The transition is going to happen.
No matter when it happens (whether on Feb 17 or June 12), the transition won't "fail."
What already failed was those millions of people who applied for and got the coupons for their converter boxes and then failed to use the coupons.
Maybe they decided that they'd just get a digital TV instead.
Or maybe they realized that TV isn't worth watching anyway so why get a converter box to clutter up the top of the TV and add more wires to the tangled up mess behind the TV?
As far as being "left in the dark," that's where TV programming leaves viewers now!
What the "vast wasteland" does best is put viewers into a stupor of thought.
And why is the government mixed up in all this, anyway??
Just wondering . . . . . . .