Skyscraping the bottom of the barrel (Mar 15 2016) ------------------------------------------------- I used to work for a television station. They were in the network's ownership group. Big markets got new equipment and they'd get cut-rate junk. They'd only buy new equipment if there wasn't any way to repair the old. The station needed a new transmitter, but the network made them run on backup until another station needed a new one. Then they'd get their clunker. After the World Trade Center fell, I wondered if they were going to salvage WABC's transmitter from the wreckage, hose off the dead bodies, and refurbish the twisted hunk of metal. I'm surprised they didn't. ------------------------------------------------- © 2005-2017 Laurence Simon