from wikipedia on ghosting (television):
In television, a ghost is a replica of the transmitted image, offset in position, that is super-imposed on top of the main image.
its probably because ive got derrida on the brain...spectres of marx and what not.
i feel like the concept could really be fleshed out for all its metaphoric potential.
"Ghosting is specific to analog transmission. Digital television avoids the problems of ghosts altogether regardless of the transmission format."
maybe its the way that was written...but i cant help but feel drawn to the notion of the ghost as a problem, and as such, one that must be erased, eliminated. the whole digital tv take-over recently makes this a particularly timely subject to think about.