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Here in they UK it's not black and white, but they replace BBC Two with information on how to switch for a few months before they turn off analogue.
Different regions are switching at different times - over a period of months. The highly-populated London area switches last, in 2012. Some areas have already switched.
It seems to be going well, but if they'd mucked it up the first few times then that's a small problem, not a big one.
launchpad.net automatically watches some external bug tracker, so it must be possible.
Should we be pleased that the kids can out-think TV producers?"When the children saw Alasdair's Powerwatch website, and the excellent picture of the insulating mesh beekeeper hat that he sells (£27) to "protect your head from excess microwave exposure", they were astonished and outraged. Panorama were calmly expelled from the school.
"Don't tell me I'm burning the candle at both ends -- tell me where to get more wax!!"