7 posts • joined Friday 26th June 2009 15:27 GMT
I'm not expressing prejudice or Political Correctness, just that you're statement, needed qualification, otherwise you come across as slightly blindsided to certain issues. Through my work with the NSPCC, I've seen that 2 parents doesn't necessarily make things better. I'd agree that in theory it should, I think Bee put it best:
Two can only be better (providing one isn't a complete dick, of course) [or that both aren't].
I hope you'll agree.
An (old) word from the chairman
"We are well positioned to take advantage of the significant market opportunity that exists for our Company. We have built an innovative proprietary technology platform and sound ISP and commercial relationships that provide us with a strong foundation going forward.
Steven J. Heyer
Non Executive Chairman
30 September 2008"
ADVERTS???yes please ON MY EYES
Who asked me if I wanted these adverts in the first place. I hate advertising. I know if I want something, i have the nous to find it on my own. I don't need Barry Scott telling me about Cilit Bang and how it'll clean some ghastly looking dysentery spattered toilet. I don't want any of it, any move to increase advertising annoys me.
I watch iplayer and DVD's, generally experiencing no adverts of any kind.
My firefox has adblock and all manner of ways to avoid the shouty bright colour signs informing me of any old pish they sell.
AND FUCK OFF FLASH ADS, you're the fucking worst. Expanding over the stuff I actually want to see, shoving hand and fist down my throat, clutching spam and marketing spiel about the latest absorbency of tampax, showing in painstaking graphic detail how it'll absorb all manner of blue liquids. Keeping me fresh and ready to tackle my already astonishingly difficult day in the office typing and looking pretty (Yes i hate the sexism employed in adverts - McCoys 'Man Crisps' makes me so angry you can actually sear beef on my enraged jowls and I'm their 'target demographic')
You give marketing execs any more power and I swear we'll all be talking in taglines(because we're too stupid to work out what it is - we need convenient lexical-diarrhea to encapsulate the subtle nuance of this bar of soap, or bottle of water, or film - g.i. joe has TWO!) and brand-names, trying to remember what an actual conversation used to be like.
aaargh, run out of steam and must return to work
Minority Report style eye-scans to tailor the talking/moving advertisements around the city = hell.
And Phorm is/was the first step.
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