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Probably busy today looking at the forums.
We are missing a "cowboy neal" option.
Isn't it already past that point then?
Reminds me of what the trainers at work said.
Sit a linux admin and a windows admin in a room together and tell them to walk away from their mail exchangers for 2 weeks. The linux admin will be indifferent and the windows admin will visibly twitch, snap, and kill everyone.
Oh the stability of windows products.
So the companies have control over whats execu... damit.
So the people can edit word doc.... damit
So the people can play 3D Pinball! Thats it.
I have a co-worker who spent i think they said 4-5 hours total between 3 phone calls to whichever company produced their computer, i forget who it was.
After complaining and yelling at them for 4 hours, they revoked the windows 8 licence and mailed them an OEM copy of windows 7 with drivers and they are quite happy now.
if you are really as sensible as you're apparently claiming, you wouldn't ever buy a new car at all
Which is why i said 10-15 years. certainly it is more efficient to buy a used vehicle and i likely will but if you wanted to get anal, you could say advertisements effect your choice there to. There is no reason one can't buy a new vehicle and if i have oodles of money, I might just buy something nice. You also have to understand that i don't understand this "social" thing. Why would i care what people think of my car? If i think its nice then that's all i care.
none of us (of the male persuasion) "see" ourselves buying tampons, but what if your wife tells you to buy tampons of a particular brand, and you forget which brand when you get to the supermarket? are you going to come home with no tampons even though you know there is a chance they will be the wrong brand and that you'll have to return to exchange them? this is what advertisers are counting on, and i think its possibly a more common scenario than you might think. if i have to remember more than 3 things i usually get my wife to write it down, but sometimes i think i should be able to remember 3 things and forget one of them anyway.
Cellphone much? You really are trying to hard to make me thing that tampon advertisements are for me. Do you work for a tampon company in their advertisement department?
Also, if you really want to get into "brand recognition", there are several brands i see heavily advertised that i will never buy or use. Why can't I opt out of these brands advertisements? I'm already very familiar with the name.
Certainly advertising is to target average people with money but I also thing your assuming i'm lumped in with the general population.
Your also missing my point, Advertisements are designed to, as you said, give brand recognition. They also drive impulse purchases. Its no doubt that my dad decided he wanted to get a 2011 camaro because of advertising and he just had gotten his raise along with the his truck being paid off at the time.
My original point was that I am not going to be buying a new car in the next 10-15 yeas. In the event that i do, its not going to be an impulse buy because i saw the car on tv the previous week.
I also never ever see my self buying tampon brands that i choose plus a whole other host of items which lead us back to jmactacular's original post and how I would prefer to never see tampon and car advertisements.
and you think ill be choosing tampon brand when? If there is ever a situation where i'm buying tampons, im going to ask my girlfriend the brand first lest i have to return tampons...
Also when i decide to spend $40,000 because "i like the name" ill give you the $40,000
because I'm a guy, i clearly want to be persuaded buy tampons or i'm 21 with almost no income, i clearly need to be persuaded to buy a $40,000 car
anytime I walk into Frys here, they (try to) hand me a paper guaranteeing their price is the same or lower than newegg or amazon.
In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982