There's also the "slippery slope" argument, i.e., if this goes over like I'm sure it will, ads will become more obtrusive. No, they are not currently overly obtrusive.
If it doesn't bother you, that's good. It does me.
If you meant, "besides obvious semantic differences", the former is a non-changing logo that's always in the same spot on a non-user-interface area, i.e. the top bezel, or the rear panel.
Compare and contrast to a updating ad placed inside the user interface, namely, the e-ink screen.
I don't generally stare at the rear panel or top bezel when using my Kindle, but I am fond of looking at the screen while using the device. Hence, it's intrusive, and a sea change compared to a static manufacturer's logo.
Now, if they were to give it away free - the 3G version, not the silly crippled version - that would change things. I'd still want the option to buy a "real one", of course, and that's the problem I see. This is a trial balloon, and if uptake goes well, it stands to reason that this model will be extended across the Kindle line.
What my clothes and car do NOT do is update their ad cache via a wireless connection every x days/weeks.
Static advertising is one thing, auto-updating ads are something else completely. Putting a logo on a product is not nearly the same as selling ad space.
Sounds a lot more like the people who failed to notice the terms of the service they signed up for, didn't give a fuck.
Actually, most ARTCC's do in fact provide frequencies during handoff.
As per your proposal, it'd be trivial to insert declination information into ATIS - there's already an infrastructure in place that automatically broadcasts airport altimeter, weather, and NOTAMs at most airports at least regional in size, so just add "declination 3 degrees west" and you're done.
However, I think re-designating runways just makes more sense (as KTPA is doing here). INS, radio, etc can all fail, but a simple magnetic compass just keeps going.
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