Sounds like the combi boiler fiasco again. Replace an item that has run flawlessly for decades with a digital device that need replacing every two years at great expense.
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A Blast from the Past
Ah! Nascom 1 - my first computer kit. Started with just 1K of memory and eventually expanded to a massive 32K with Basic and a colour board all in a wooden case and driving and ex Post Office tellytypewriter as a printer. Programmed initially using op codes and a calculator to change into hex code. Things really took off with the BBC1 computer.
Have they gone mad?
Why replace a high quality FM network and an ubiquitous AM network with an inferior service?
I have a DAB radio and the audio quality is appalling.
They also forget the enormous quantity of toxic electronic waste that scrapping millions of AM and FM radios, some parts of expensive hi-fi systems will generate.
Not to mention the fact that the system they are plugging will be obsolete by the time they get around to it.
This is Eco Madness
So they are teminating the AM frequencies? In this day of eco awareness, think of the millions of completely serviceable AM radios, clock radios and car radios that will be scrapped. Another electronics mountain, not forgetting the millions of pounds, energy and raw materials in providing DAB replacements.
I have DAB radio and I'm not convinced - the quality is crap compared to FM radio and the reception in shaded areas is nil.
What are they thinking?