The End Is Near

Tuesday February 17th, 2009:  Stay Tuned.

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There have been signs that have warned us of the coming end of analog television.   Of these varied signs, coupons, and converter boxes,  the message has been met with concern.   Not merely formal concern over analog versus digital image quality, but deeper set concern, for better and worse, over the possible afterlife of such dead and dying media. While we are now told the end has been postponed, there are those who obviously want us to know that time is running out.

Some have fallen into the trap of fearing being labeled a “conspiracy theorist” should they display an interest in analog receivers, obsolete electronics and other residual media.

Portland Oregonians may chance upon the scattered PSAs put forth by the Video Gentlemen around the city on February 17th.  Below are some other projects across the country–equally determined to give pause to the advancing end of television.  Many of these endeavors are being fulfilled now and many will be fulfilled in the near future.  The Video Gentlemen would like to encourage you to investigate this most monumental episode of forced obsolescence, know what is coming and be prepared to share it with others.

Funeral for Analog TV

End of Television

Virtual Memory Project


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~ by thevideogentlemen on February 15, 2009.

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