Blue shirted benefactors of humanity and sephirim guiding us all upon the path of technological enlightenment that they be, Best Buy will be hosting workshops in 25 of its stores around the country to “educate consumers about the transition to digital television broadcasting and help them choose the best solution for their television needs.”
In reality, though, it is hard to imagine these will be anything but elaborate sales presentations trying to sell people expensive HDTVs. Best Buy and other big box retailers has been using the digital transition (and the public’s lack of education about it) to sell unnecessary televisions for months.
I mean, hell, what is there to really hold a workshop about? If you’ve got cable — which approximately 80 percent of Americans do — you don’t need to worry about anything. If you’re still sucking in broadcast waves via bunny ears, you do. And that box is not a $1500 plasma.