Saturday, October 08, 2011

I Hate Advertising

I think we've reached a point where the annoyance:usefulness ratio of advertising is approaching infinity. I'm pretty sure that about 90% of the people who aren't involved in corporate management would be pretty happy if we just ban it outright. Alternatively (and possibly more reasonably) it might be a good idea to enact legislation which would allow individuals to have more control over the amount of advertising they are subjected to. Because, really, I'm quite tired of the unskippable advertising clips at the beginning of some internet videos, advertising pop-ups popping, er, up during other (or sometimes the same) internet videos, not to mention your basic new window pop-up which happens regularly.

Yes I know there are tools to deal with some of these (probably not with embedded player issues, though), but there's the issue of RL advertising too, which is a different mollusc altogether.