Re: selling an idea

From: John Marlow (
Date: Sun Jan 28 2001 - 19:19:15 MST

You do know that some of these tv-when-you-ant-it technologies enable
the providers to record your watching habits, yes?


On 28 Jan 2001, at 15:26, Spike Jones wrote:

> > spike wrote: >Trivializing death is a bad thing, but it leads to
> > effective commercials, which
> > > earn money, which is a good thing.
> > Samantha Atkins wrote: Yeah, selling more meaningless widgets or even
> > ones actually
> > detrimental is a good thing no matter what it takes. Yep. Even if we
> > have to kill
> > people as long as it sells stuff.
> Awwww lighten up Samantha. I was poking fun at
> my own anarcho-capitalistic attitudes. {8^D spike
> > It doesn't make me want to buy anything except a Tivo
> > or Replay system so I don't have to sit through such boring inanities.
> ...which sells more Tivos and Replays, which earns money, which
> is a good thing.
> Actually I see the Grim Reaper spot as quite benign, and perhaps
> even with a positive message: couch potatoes get heart disease.
> I would far rather have that kinda ad than some preachy green
> admonishing me to save energy to help the environment. {8-] spike

John Marlow

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