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Re: Digital Television
 
There are a number of commentators and researchers who already agree
that digital television makes considerable sense. The argument that the
U.S. should pursue it as a national goal is interesting, but flawed for
two major reasons:
-The current administration has made abundantly clear that there is no
 coherent industrial policy. It is anathema to the ideology of the
 unseen hand;
 
-Perhaps even more important is that the managers of this nation's
 relevant industries abandoned the domestic production of consumer
 electronics virtually completely, which means that whichever HDTV
 standard is agreed upon, the Japanese, Taiwanese, French (General
 Electric/Thompson) and Dutch (Philips/Magnavox) manufacturers will
 be delighted to manufacture appropriate technology for the U.S.
 
 
-Henry Breitrose
 Dept. of Communication
 Stanford
 
(All of the above my opinion, and certainly not Stanford's)