commerce and ideology
If cafepress wishes to abet the sale of ideologization of children, I suppose they'll understand if, according to the logic of my ideology, they no longer receive my patronage.
Where good taste, clear and distinct ideas, and graceful modulations tend to be viewed with lowering suspicion.
ClearPlay Inc., founded in 1999, develops advanced parental control technologies for consumer electronic products, including DVD players and recorders, TVs, cable and set-top boxes, digital video recorders, etc. The company's first products allow consumers to view DVDs, purchased or rented through conventional retailers, free of unwanted content. It gives consumers the ability to skip and mute over graphic violence, sex, nudity and profanity, if they choose. ClearPlay DVD players and Filters can be purchased at www.ClearPlay.com. Using ClearPlay does not touch, alter or change the DVD in any way. The technology can also be applied to cable, satellite, PVR and video on demand.Thanks to the Family Movie Act, this is legal.
Using ClearPlay does not touch, alter or change the DVD in any way.Scions of Valenti! Bliss to the legal standing of your discs! You may no longer pretend to art, but you've got that thinghood thing down. Careful where you sit on those petards.
Today, most U.S. homes can access only "basic" broadband, among the slowest, most expensive, and least reliable in the developed world, and the United States has fallen even further behind in mobile-phone-based Internet access. Thomas Bletha, found here on Jon Husband's Wirearchy.Jon suggests this is one reason USians like to mix it up with other cultures - we have no liking for seeing what we see when we are looking at us. Our expertise lies in diversion.
In order to write, he claimed, he needed to tear up his life. James Atlas re Saul Bellow.Has some Blogger Conference studied exactly how many Bellovian bloggers are out there? Summon the men and women of Social Science. Let them quantify how much of the social fabric is being torn up in order that we may blog.
Man's inner concerns do not have their issueless private character by nature. They do so only when he is increasingly unable to assimilate the data of the world around him by way of experience. Newspapers constitute one of many evidences of such an inability. If it were the intention of the press to have the reader assimilate the information it supplies as part of his own experience, it would not achieve its purpose. But its intention is just the opposite, and it is achieved: to isolate what happens from the realm in which it could affect the experience of the reader. The principles of journalistic information (freshness of the news, brevity, comprehensibility, and, above all, lack of connection between the individual news items) contribute as much to this as does the make-up of the pages and the paper's style. (Karl Kraus never tired of demonstrating the great extent to which the linguistic usage of newspapers paralyzed the imagination of their readers.)
Just as "Democracy Now!" was about to go on the air, she got a call from "White House Communications" saying that the president would like to call in to the show that morning, to which she said, "Yeah, right, whatever."Noteworthy that:
But the president did indeed call in.
"I felt it was a tremendous opportunity to ask him some questions," said Goodman. Their conversation lasted 30 minutes and was contentious. After the interview was broadcast the next day, Goodman got a call from the White House press office, complaining that she had not followed the ground rules.
"'Ground rules?' I asked. 'What ground rules? He called up to be interviewed, and I interviewed him,'" Goodman relates in her book.
"'He called to discuss getting out the vote, and you strayed from the topic. You also kept him on much longer than the two to three minutes we agreed to,' she huffed.
"'President Clinton is the most powerful person in the world,' I replied.'He can hang up when he wants to.'"