The glut of video content providers has turned into the digital Red Light District of our time. Just like a visit to the real thing in Amsterdam, each visit ends the same way for the customer. (In the case of cable TV service, that’s definitely not a good thing.)
It used to be so simple: I signed up with the one cable TV company that hung around my neighborhood and learned to appreciate the all-night reruns of The Andy Griffith Show. It was more money than I wanted to spend, but it’s not like there were alternatives.