Maybe companies should focus less on loud, bandwidth-hogging, un-mutable videos, pop-overs, pop-unders, anything Flash, and focus on making stuff people want to buy.
The problem with this idea is that advertising companies don't actually make anything.
Why do the Japanese have more faith in American manufacturing than the "American" car companies?
It's because of Japanese Engineering. They've got their procedures perfected, and it's cheaper (tariffs have already been noted) to do the engineering in Japan and the manufacturing in the USA.
Allow visitors to pay some (reasonably small) sum to get rid of advertisements.
The first year I paid for a Pandora subscription my music listening experience changed. I hadn't even realized how much interruption I was really getting until it wasn't there. Now I recommend it to everyone I know who uses their service.
As for the wife, if she isn't passed out drunk, she will never get her fat ass off the couch long enough to make dinner.
You say that like having the wife passed out on the couch is a bad thing...I'm just sayin'.
Money isn't everything -- but it's a long way ahead of what comes next. -- Sir Edmond Stockdale