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mandatory digital television - why?
10-26-2008, 07:04 PM,
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mandatory digital television - why?
Quote:for the past few days i've been thinking about this mandatory switch to digital television

This - "free up parts of the valuable broadcast spectrum for public safety communications" is interesting, yet here is something else.

ADVERTISING - you know how they love to market to us and keep records of what/when we buy.
Well, the plan is for individual television marketing. Your TV will be able to show you commercials for products and services that are picked just for you from your previous spending habits.
Even more this system will know and keep track of your viewing habits, what channels/shows and when. It will be able to determine that Mr. Smith watches ESPN in the evening in the bedroom, while Mrs. Smith is watching LIFETIME in the living room. Then each can get personalized advertisements. Tools for him, crafts for her, and toys for junior over in the family room, viewing CARTOON NETWORK.
It's true, heard it at the university, from a telecommunications professor.

laundrybag ???
I just don't feel right calling you that, yo laundry wuz up
&Alice laughed, &There's no use trying,& she said: &one can't believe impossible things.& &I daresay you haven't had much practice,& said the Queen. &When I was your age I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.&
- Lewis Carroll

&Things are seldom as they seem ... Skim milk masquerades as cream.&
- Gilbert and Sullivan (Pinafore)

At NASA, it really is rocket science, and the decision makers really are rocket scientists.
But a body of research that is getting more and more attention points to the ways that smart people working collectively can be dumber than the sum of their parts. .. Irwin Janis? &Groupthink:& is a mode of thinking that people engage in when they are deeply involved in a cohesive in-group, when the members' striving for unanimity override realistic appraisals ? It is the triumph of concurrence over good sense, and authority over expertise.&
-John Schwartz & Matthew L. Wade
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mandatory digital television - why? - jack - 10-26-2008, 07:04 PM
mandatory digital television - why? - jack - 10-26-2008, 07:06 PM
mandatory digital television - why? - rsol - 10-31-2008, 12:47 PM
mandatory digital television - why? - jack - 11-01-2008, 05:01 AM
mandatory digital television - why? - jack - 11-02-2008, 06:09 PM
mandatory digital television - why? - --- - 11-18-2008, 05:18 AM
mandatory digital television - why? - --- - 11-18-2008, 05:52 AM
mandatory digital television - why? - --- - 11-18-2008, 07:07 AM
mandatory digital television - why? - --- - 12-22-2008, 04:16 AM
mandatory digital television - why? - Guest - 12-22-2008, 11:39 PM
mandatory digital television - why? - jack - 04-14-2009, 06:13 PM

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