Monday, 1 February 2010

the crt is dead ...

interesting snippet from yesterday's Canberra Times - apparently with the onset of digital television - and the extra channels that's brought, more and more people are dumping their old, but perfectly good, analog glass crt tv's rather than simply going out and buying a set top box. Instead they're going out and buying new plasma and lcd tv's. (And doubtless hard disk recorders as well - the vcr is also a dead technology).

Net result - the recyclers are swamped with perfectly good, if old, tv's.

Basically, the extra digital channels have brought about an 'ipod moment' for digital tv sets. Question is will we see such an ipod moment for e-readers or will it be a slow incremental drift to electronic technologies?

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