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well i am glad someone pays the salon fee
salon is cool
and they're in san francisco
and we own saln stock
jenn liked salon (she knows the writer annie lamott and AL had a column in 'mothers who think') and since content is and always will be king, we put .00001% of the portfolio in saln (ohh sorry salnc)

the good thing, jerry, about AOL is the variable IP so successful profiles can't be built by anyone (except aol...)

i wonder do people that >shock< PAY FOR MAGAZINES
even especially SUBSCRIPTIONS THAT COME TO THE HOUSE
do those people carefully CUT OUT the ads or CROSS THEM OUT with a big black marker
because
THE AD OFFENDS
hehehe

i personally
just me
i like ads
i like commercials
i decide where to buy a lot of things based on ads
and i place values judgements
and directional mores
on the content (always king) of the ads i see.

look at the change in ads on the 'Net
that tell one much about what's going on
what works what doesn't
how "web savvy" people are
which friends forward "reply to this mail and get $459.32 from Intel"
and for how long...

what a horrible violation of 1st amendment rights
if such things were blocked
for their uncouthyness

there are always two sides to the story
but usually in the debate between
consumers/ companies
the companies rarely show up to jump in the blather

there needs to be legislation on "cookies" and such
there is always a fine line to walk betwixt
FREE MARKET
and GOVERNMENTAL INTERVENTION
but for what it's worth
i think the cookie placers
have the opportunity to gather much more
useful information than
the methods they've used before
and as such
we should get more for our money

you think the wall street journal would be $1.00
if it had no ads?
the ads subsidize our "married with children"
which in turn is sold to the people all over the world

who then think that 'satire' is 'reality'

(today walt mossburg in the WSJ says that it's time for a change on the internet)

my mom likes people magazine
it has lots of ads
i don't think she minds
i like vanity fair mag
it has LOTS of ads
don't care
i think the people that dislike ads
and disable web ads
are a small vocal minority

part of the problem with the "participant-observer"
model of internet observation....

it's time for an analog revolution
and it just may well happen
electronically

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