Apr 10 2023

The town without television

A webcomic about research carried out in the early 1970s in Canada.

In 1973, Tannis and her UBC colleagues learned about a fascinating town in the east of British Columbia. It was a town that, despite being typical in every other way, lacked television reception because of its position among the Rocky Mountains. Its status as a town without television was unique and anachronistic, given that most of the rest of the country had been viewing television since the 1950s.

Part 1: Notel and Part 2: Unitel.

No Part 3 yet, wrapping up the story: the artist is working on it.

Is it too late to hope for a similar study of a town without Internet access?

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