A recent slashdot article talks about a MSNBC article which outlines how Congress is preparing to cut off analog TV signals in favor of digital ones.
There's one good quote from the article:
How will it turn out? At the moment no one is really knows. Back in 1996, when the digital television transition was first proposed, media analyst Gary Arlen observed wryly that “it will be easier for Congress to take away Social Security than television sets.” Ironically, now Congress is worrying about both things at the same time — and neither problem seems to have a painless solution.
What next, dialup internet? xD