Recent Telecom Headlines

Judy Jones (jonesjm@libraryserver.lib.csus.edu)
Tue, 28 Sep 1999 13:08:05 -0700 (PDT)

Re: recent Telecom Headlines "The Info Culture: What's the Hurry"
and "Phone Firms Give Video a Look."

I, for one, am turning off my TV more and more recently. Why? I
cannot tolerate the frequency of advertising in a 30 or 60 minute
program. I have my favs just like anyone else; however, not a one of
them is worth 13 ads in a row and breaking for ads every 10 minutes,
more frequently if it's the last 15 minutes of the show. And, what
about the same ad airing over and over on the same show?

Nope, I'd rather read - and I'm in the media business.

I wonder if anyone else is thinking along the same lines? and the
industry wants to bring 170 channels over a different system for
another $35-70 per month? I already have satellite. How many more
stations of junk can a person watch?

I'm sick of it.