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Friday, July 26, 2002

Build it and they'll stay away

The radio stations are there in force. The transmitters have been set up with care, in the hope that the listeners soon would be there. But it seems someone forgot to bring the manufacturers in on the deal. The radio stations in the UK that have gone digital say there are tens of thousands of listeners, but if the experience of Gareth Mitchell of NPR's On The Media is anything to go by, God only knows where they're getting the radios. Why not? Well, according to the people who sell radios, nobody seems terribly interested. At least nobody's asking them for digital radios....

Posted at 8:45 PM

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What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio


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[ photo of Mischief, a black and white cat ]

Mischief, 1988 - December 20, 2003

[ photo of Sylvester, a black and white cat ]

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