Government Launches TV Converter Box Coupon Website

The U.S. government, in its infinite wisdom, has launched a website that allows you to apply for a “converter box” coupon so that your analog-only TV will work after the digital transition.

We’d love to tell you more about the website, but we can’t get most of it to load, and neither could the reader who told us about it.

We’re also not sure how people without internet access are supposed to apply. If any of you manage to get the website to work, you can post your thoughts about it in the comments. We’re going to stop clicking and go make some coffee.


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