When compared to the big picture of things like a tanking World economy, two wars, political unrest, pollution and endless seasons of Survivor, the transition to digital television is surely building to become an inconvenience of epic proportions. There's talk that that the TV converter coupon program has run out of money. To that end, I applied for my parents at DTV2009.GOV. Here are the results: Barrack Obama is calling for a transition delay. Makes sense given the timing. This morning, I heard on my local news station that speculation of it occurring is likely. More personal of an observation are my discussion with friends, family and colleagues that aren't quite as informed in these things like we are. -My parents...no frigging clue of what any of this. They have two televisions that still receive airwave signals. -My sister, an attorney (and Mother of two young children) had a passing familiarity with it. -Other friends and acquaintances carried mixed results. February 17 (or whenever) won't be a time of a national emergency, but it sure looks like an awfully lot of confused and pissed people will suddenly emerge.