I don’t care how many of you watched “Mad Men” the other night or have been keeping up with The Daily Show and whatever. I haven’t had anything beyond the very basic of cable for two years, and I have had no cable service whatsoever for the past two months.
And really, it’s an unnecessary expense. with places like Hulu, Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” feature, Youtube and a host of other cable networks offering their programs for FREE, you really don’t need cable.
I don’t miss it one bit, and it saves me a huge chunk-o-cash each month.
And just in case I do want to turn on the local news, yesterday the gubment sent me a $40 coupon that I can use to purchase a converter box for the digital transition.
See, my television is a 1989 Magnavox analog television. Keep in mind – and be sure and tell the grandparents – that if they don’t have cable and they have old TVs that their TVs ARE NOT GONNA WORK unless they apply for the coupon. You can order one for yourself – or for grammy and pappy – at www.dtv.gov.
Seriously, though. Me and my internet? Don’t miss cable one bit.