Suzan there are plenty of Countries than they are not using cable connection for the transmission of TV signal. Maybe the cable tv is dying but the free TV and in digital wireless version is here and will stay. Furthermore, I want to say don't condemn TV because has bad quality. The people were served what wanted to "eat."
I got rid of the TV a very long time ago and I am convinced it has been one of the best things I have ever done. Most of the people I know have done the same. Sooner or later cable companies are going to die.
Michelle, We ditched cable about four years ago but for a bunch of reasons. First, we were feeling like they just wanted to squeeze and squeeze. The channels were separated into basic and premium first and then some of the basic channels were added to the premium plan. Second, the cable company came up with another class of super premium channels that cost 20 to 30 dollars per month. Who could afford that and still enjoy it. Lastly, there were alternatives emerging. So, we ditched cable but we didn't eventually replace them. We just stayed with video.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.