By now, anyone who doesn’t know the world of TV broadcasting is supposed to change on Feb. 17 has either been in Iraq or sleeping like Rip Van Winkle. Yet it still seems to come as a surprise to some that the federal government long ago designated 02/17/09 as the day of “conversion.” That’s the date when analog TV signals are to be replaced by digital signals. Those with no satellite or cable hookup will either need a television with a digital tuner or a converter box, available at a greatly reduced price with a coupon courtesy of Uncle Sam. Ah, but those coupons are in short supply and no less a luminary than Barack Obama is worried. He wants the day of conversion postponed. If not Feb. 17, when? Other politicians are concerned that antennas will also need replacing and the government should help with that, too. Since TV viewing is being treated as a human right, why not have FCC employees go door to door like Census Bureau workers and deliver and install new digital TVs, outdoor antennas and recliners with built-in cup holders?