There Is No Cat

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Saturday, September 14, 2002

If I don't see you, we'll all know why / I'll try to find you, left of the dial

Tomorrow's The New York Times has an interesting article about how right wing Christian broadcasting networks are buying up radio stations in the non-commercial section of the FM band and driving NPR stations off the air. I know some high-tech mavens like to claim that the era of spectrum scarcity is over, but they should tell that to the people of Lake Charles, Louisiana. The technology may exist, but there's a huge infrastructure in place on the ground, and the regular AM and FM and TV bands are still going to be with us for a long time, no matter what David Reed says.

Posted at 7:46 PM

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What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio


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[ photo of Sylvester, a black and white cat ]

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