kfsone writes: In many areas, you don't get to choose your TV-provider, you take the local offering or nothing; you don't get to choose your TV channels, you take a bundle (along with the extra cost so many additional channels costs) or nothing. And now, cable wants you to pay cable even if you have chosen to take your money elsewhere... What would happen if the disgruntled Slashdot community all called their Cable/Satellite providers on the same day/days and asked to terminate their subscription at the end of the current cycle due to "lack of an a-la-carte option" (reserving, of course, the option to call back and un-cancel)?
The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to
hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.