Re: Security statement

Eric Ochoa [NOL Staff] (cwizard@nol.net)
Tue, 9 Dec 1997 00:52:54 -0600 (CST)


On Mon, 8 Dec 1997, Jason Williams wrote:

> > and this shouldn't bother anyone? What happens when Bill Gates controls
> > that function of advertising, (i.e. Web TV!!!) and "they" he decides
> > that the only ads we NEED to see are MSoft ads? Don't mind that? How
> > about if Black Families only got ads from Chitt'lin restaurants?
>
> Most people I know would rather see NO commercials at all...so it doesn't
> matter which ones are on. I still click the mute button on the TV when
> commercials come on. I have a feeling I'm not alone. Like it or not,
> facts are already being collected by agencies to track your buying
> patterns. When all this will surface, I don't know.

I just wanted to make a comment here, being in the demographic industry
for almost 2 years, exactly what do you think all of your "Randall's
Cards" and "Gerlands Customer" cards are for? They aren't giving those
out just to make people feel warm and friendly, those little cards tell
them exactly what their customers are buying, what areas they come from,
etc. They are a tool for the marketers to go ahead and find out what you
guys like to buy, and what sits on the shelf.

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