Oh don't tell me that you are like me?
(Pondering on stuff and keeping it on the back burner until a later date in which some insight can finally be shed on the subject? :-)
Yep. I think this whole digital TV conversion, the way I understand it now, was to 'free-up' waves/another band-width in which AT&T and others could roll out their new plans.
Interesting to me how the whole government joined this bandwagon in making sure that everyone was converted by such and such a date.
(Geesh, if they could only interject such immediacy and priority to poverty and U.S. jobs lost to overseas and other critical social issues with equal fervor….you know?)
I mean, can you just imagine a crawler 24/7 at the bottom of our TV sceens and countless "Public Service Announcements" announcing what American can do to fight back this Wall Street fiasco and what can be done about our jobs that are going overseas in staggering numbers and what we should do about it, by contrast?
This proves to me that it can be done – this sending the messages to the masses when they put their mind to it – that's what really irks me!
I have to say that I have been a sucker for all of these TV ads.
Now, I just talk back to the screen. Mostly saying out loud….that's just stupid!
Advertising nowadays has become very, very emotionally sophisticated!!!!!! Without a doubt!
I remember reading some time ago about subliminal messages.
I think I seem to remember that it first started in Movie Theatres.
That there was a 'flash' showing let's say, a coca-cola. To introduce the subject to this idea.
But from what they found out (back then) is that it didn't necessarily "Make" you want to just drop everything a go buy a coke, but rather, "made' you think that you are all of a sudden thristy – and from there, promptly go to the concession stand to maybe buy SOME kind of soft drink….not necessarily a Coke, per se, but maybe, let's say – a sprite or bottled water or something – but I guess it didn't really matter so long as you made the purchase $$$ which would have been all under the umbrella of the Coke brand distributor and all of their other drinks to "choose" from anyway……..
Yes, there is something TO this, to be sure………
Thanks for the update!