Broadcast television and cable are thing of the past

Both broadcast television (over an antenna and satellite) and cable television are going to be thing of the past before the end of the 21st century arrives. This change isn’t going to happen quickly since most economics don’t work that way. This is going to happen slowly over the next few decades.

What people are moving towards is Netflix, Amazon Prime or some other streaming services. What makes that difficult in the long run is how many services people have to sign up for in order to watch some of the shows they want to watch. This is were DVD and Blu-ray comes in (since not all television shows can be bought on blu-ray today). People are just going to buy the series the want to watch on physical media format. That also removes the risk of them missing out of the show they are watching if it is removed from their streaming service due to a licence issue or licence expiring and not getting renewed (this happens a lot) by the streaming service in question.

This progress that is going to result in the end of broadcast television is going to take a long time. I fully expect that broadcast television to exist in some form when I turn 90 years old (if I ever reach that old age). But what I am expecting by then that current number of channels is going to have dropped considerably from what it is today. How many channels are going to the dustbin of history I don’t know. What I do expect for Europe that public channels are going to be the longest running television channels, the private sector might not do well or be wiped out completely by the year 2070.

I am going to keep receiving broadcast television. Both with antenna and satellite dish. What I won’t do (if I can avoid it) is to buy a subscription packages with advertisement infested television station. That is just a waste of money and time. I do like to watch the news (in current crazy time it is better to do so) and for the next few months to years (I’m not sure for how long) that might require me to get a television package so I can watch the international news stations. As for other television stations with television shows that I might be interested in watching. I am just going to keep buying dvd, blu-rays, Netflix and Amazon Prime in order to see those shows.

You can’t drill a hole in iPhone 7 for Mini-jack

Currently on YouTube there is a video calming that you can drill an hole in it for a mini-jack audio plug-in. This video is completely fake and false. The reason why this doesn’t work is quite simple. Drilling a hole into your mobile phone (expensive mobile phone) is never going to work. All that is going to do is to destroy the phone, as it damages the motherboard and the screen in the process. This type of activity is not covered by any type of warranty. You also need a digital to analogue audio chip on the motherboard for the audio jack, all this needs to be properly soldered on the motherboard. iPhone 7 doesn’t have this digital to analogue chip and is also missing the plug-in part for the mini-jack, that doesn’t magically appear when a hole is drilled into the iPhone 7 frame.

Here is the Youtube video making fool out of people and damaging there iPhone 7 (they are expensive, because Apple).

If you are thinking about doing this. Don’t, it’s stupid and it doesn’t work and is going to void the warranty on your iPhone 7.