A couple of months ago, my mother sent me this video, about an elderly lady who was trying to make the switch to digital television. Yesterday, the lady in the video (or her Chicago equivelent) was in front of me in line at my local library.
She'd heard that there was a video she could check out there that explained how to make the switch. As she talked to the patient lady at the desk, I noticed that all of the videos she was returning were VHS's. As the nice lady at the desk talked to her, it turned out that the video was only available in DVD format. The elderly lady told her that she did not own a DVD player, only a VHS player. The nice library lady kindly told her that they did not have the video in that format.
I had two thoughts: One, that I should have suggested to her that she should have her grandkids help her out with the switch (and I assumed that she had some grown children who might help her pick out, or even purchase an inexpensive DVD player for her). My second thought was thank god I've got my two beautiful kids to help me with Wii, Rock Band and other gadgets that I enjoy playing with them with.