Eric Liston is a freelance writer and tech enthusiast based in Ohio, specializing in internet security, cord-cutting, and more.


  1. Passport is a rip-off. I used to contribute to PBS when I was working. Now that I’m retired I can’t afford to. Nor at 73 do I feel like the roof-dweller I used to be to go up there and try to figure out why the antenna doesn’t work anymore.
    So, they’re telling me “thanks for the money all those years, now give us at least $60 or go to hell”. Will be writing my Congressman to see if I can’t get them to cut the public support even more than they have already. There’s nothing “public” about PBS anymore — just a bunch of money-grubbers. Do we really need at least two channels of expensive mindless kid’s programming? “Brought to you by the Greek letters λ and ψ and the Roman Numerals IV and MMXIX” — what the hell is that supposed to teach them? That the advertisers on all channels are their warm and cuddly friends and that they should pay strict attention to anything they say?

    Amazon prime! What a crock. Clearly a thing for the heinously in-debt younger crowd who spend more dollars than they have sense (cents!).

  2. You seem like a very happy person, I hope your life gets better.

    I’m seventy-five, retired and an OPB sustainer. It’s my most watched station.


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