Cable is Dead! Long Live the Internet!!

Five years after discontinuing our satellite cable television subscription, we could not be happier. Cable is the opiate of the masses. Not only because of the sludge it delivers in the form of programming, but because it foists a precooked entertainment “bundle” on you. Your choice between a relatively low-cost prepackaged “deal” with a few channels, or a more expensive prepackaged “deal” with a lot more channels is really no choice at all. For every channel you actually consume, there are a dozen others that you subsidize even though you never watch them. For…