Luddites all…

Almost unbelievably, 41,000 black and white TV licences were sold in the past year. So, that’s 41,000 people for whom the words “digital” and “switchover” are just meaningless noise. Don’t you just love that?

I can just see the infuriated letters to the Telegraph when their TV picture disappears for ever in a couple of years time. Letters, of course, and probably in green ink, for if these people are still in the fifties televisually, they surely won’t have email – probably view it as a passing fad, no doubt – and if they actually do have computers, they’re probably still running DOS.

On the other hand, we may have 41,000 people happily watching their 42″ widescreen plasma TVs, while paying buttons for their licences. I wonder if anybody checks to see?