[LAU] [OT] Advertising vs Linux Audio

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Date: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 9:05 pm

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 03:33:56PM -0400, S. Massy wrote:

> I do not think there is anything wrong with advertising itself, nor is

There's advertising and advertising. There are some forms I'd
happily accept in some circumstances (e.g. ads for pro audio
equipment in a specialised journal) and there are some forms
I'd never accept - being forced to listen to ads in a restaurant
for example).

And I certainly don't want them in a context where I'm searching
for factual information rather than opinion. There's a good
reason why e.g. Wikipedia wants to remain free of ads.

A lot has to do with the integrity of who provides the information
on a channel that is sponsored by commercial advertising.

When I started reading 'Studio Sound' 40 years or so ago, it
had very strict editorial policies. At that time they also
published real equipment reviews (based on actually measuring
and testing the items being reviewed) rather the subjective
blablah and personal impressions that are presented as a review
today. I remember that this frequently resulted in conflicts with
advertisers whom often cancelled their inserts as a result.

Today you'd be hard pressed to find any journal that keeps up
such standards. Or a commercial TV network that has a critical
'consumer interest' program. Advertising has corrupted almost
everything, and the web has multiplied the effect thousandfold.
That alone is IMHO reason enough to oppose it.

Ciao,

--
FA

A world of exhaustive, reliable metadata would be an utopia.
It's also a pipe-dream, founded on self-delusion, nerd hubris
and hysterically inflated market opportunities. (Cory Doctorow)

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[LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 3:14 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Dan S, (Mon Apr 23, 11:48 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Mon Apr 23, 11:58 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Emanuel Rumpf, (Mon Apr 23, 12:18 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Ronald Stewart, (Mon Apr 23, 12:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Lorenzo Sutton, (Mon Apr 23, 9:26 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 1:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Jeremy Jongepier, (Sun Apr 22, 10:53 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 8:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 11:04 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Mon Apr 23, 12:07 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Mon Apr 23, 11:01 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, S. Massy, (Mon Apr 23, 7:36 pm)
[LAU] [OT] Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Apr 23, 9:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Advertising vs Linux Audio, Gerald Mwangi, (Tue Apr 24, 8:34 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Apr 24, 12:00 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Advertising vs Linux Audio, Burkhard W├Âlfel, (Tue Apr 24, 5:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Apr 24, 8:40 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Mon Apr 23, 5:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Alex Stone, (Mon Apr 23, 3:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Mon Apr 23, 11:12 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Paul Davis, (Mon Apr 23, 11:22 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Andreas Kuckartz, (Mon Apr 23, 5:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Egor Sanin, (Mon Apr 23, 6:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Lorenzo Sutton, (Tue Apr 24, 7:50 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Mon Apr 23, 11:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Mon Apr 23, 11:29 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Louigi Verona, (Mon Apr 23, 11:33 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Paul Davis, (Mon Apr 23, 11:33 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Arnold Krille, (Mon Apr 23, 5:25 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, gene heskett, (Mon Apr 23, 5:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Mon Apr 23, 7:51 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Jeremy Jongepier, (Sun Apr 22, 9:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 9:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 8:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Kevin Thoma, (Sun Apr 22, 8:56 pm)
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Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 9:55 pm)
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Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 8:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Sun Apr 22, 5:43 pm)
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Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, gene heskett, (Sun Apr 22, 1:21 pm)
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Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 9:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Julien Claassen, (Sun Apr 22, 8:39 am)
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Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, S. Massy, (Sun Apr 22, 7:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, gene heskett, (Sun Apr 22, 8:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, S. Massy, (Sun Apr 22, 9:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, gene heskett, (Mon Apr 23, 1:07 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 10:04 pm)
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Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fons Adriaensen, (Sun Apr 22, 1:17 pm)
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Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Robin Gareus, (Sun Apr 22, 9:24 am)
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Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Wed Apr 25, 12:24 pm)
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Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 8:19 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Emanuel Rumpf, (Sun Apr 22, 10:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 10:07 pm)
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Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 10:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, gene heskett, (Sun Apr 22, 7:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Emanuel Rumpf, (Sun Apr 22, 3:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 11:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 10:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Robin Gareus, (Sun Apr 22, 11:52 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 9:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 12:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Robin Gareus, (Sun Apr 22, 1:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 1:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Robin Gareus, (Mon Apr 23, 12:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Mon Apr 23, 11:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, hermann, (Sun Apr 22, 8:57 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Bob van der Poel, (Sun Apr 22, 3:27 am)