AS a founder member of the ‘society opposing digitilisation of Fenland folk’, I was outraged to see the propaganda-style banners placed in Chatteris High Street informing us of the coming digital switch over.
Speaking on behalf of the silent many, I can tell you we are quite happy with the way things are without all this high-tech change being imposed.
We don’t want channels promoting compulsive consumerism for 24 hours or non-stop beat music, not to mention the adult channels. I find the four channels that I can tune into on my black and white set quite adequate.
However, am I now to be deprived of these if I don’t fork out for a special aerial, some sort of box, all the special plugs etc and of course, all the upheaval of workmen coming in to install it.
This is all an extra twist on Orwell’s predictions - Big Brother is not only watching you, now he is telling you what to watch!
It’s going to be library books, Radio 4 and early nights for many.