[mythtv-users] Please spend the time to write or call your representatives

Meatwad meatwad.get.the.honeys at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 16:15:30 EST 2005

Dewey Smolka wrote:
> They don't care what you watch as long as they can turn your screen
> into a billboard for 10-20 minutes per hour. With digital cable, they
> can tell at the source what you're watching -- no need to fuss around
> with Nielson diaries or PeopleMeters.
> What's kind of spooky is that your cable company will have your
> personal data plus very detailed info on your viewing habits. It's
> more like that silly Tom Cruise sci-fi film than 1984. We're not
> talking about eye implants yet (although that may be in the MPAAs new
> bill), but there are all kinds of special, targeted advertising
> schemes that are being drawn up (I would reckon by junior advertising
> executives over this very weekend).


I was working on VOD systems throughout the 90's for both the incumbent 
telco carrier as well as a major systems vendor to the cable industry.

1:1 targeted advertising was *always* at the top of upper management's 
"we want this *now*" list.

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