Remarkably, this new means of dissemination proves that public can in fact be cowed further.
From the press release
MÃ©trovision, in collaboration with the SociÃ©tÃ© de Transport de MontrÃ©al (STM), is inaugurating this highly innovative medium, which meets a concrete need for information for public transit riders.
According to a survey of regular MÃ©tro clients conducted by Descarie & Complice, 90% intend to consult the screens.
1. replace “information” with “data” and qualify it as “stm sponsored” and you get a better idea of the programming (the example in the picture is a rare piece of actual news, though of course insufficient unless you understand the background)
2. I’ve always questioned the validity of a research firm with “complice” in it’s name. Really, even french people think it makes them sound like burglars. (hint: I’ve unnofficially worked for a lot of different research firms) Of course, the 90% stat is definitely accurate, I mean, why would people wait to get home?
From the hour
All content will be in French with subtitles (there is no sound), and advertising will make up 50 per cent of programming time, according to company officials.
Found this at Future Shop today and thought I’d mention it. Here’s a careful comparison with Mozilla Firefox»
||Attractive green glossy box. Probably made of plastic. Exciting sticker saying “stops popups COLD” or something.
||No packaging, just download and install
||May or may not stop popups, I imagine it probably does.
||Stops popups cold. I never knew freedom (Windoze freedom, Safari also does a good job) until I started using this browser.
||“All rights reserved.” You are protecting yourself with something you do not, and can not understand. By law.
||A defining member of the open-source movement. Developed with the help of a community of programmers and testers donating their time to make the best product possible.
VERDICT: Someone at Future Shop should be fired.
Just so everyone knows, there are still Simian Uprising shirts (as featured in CALL OF THE ZOMBIE, shown at left) available in S
M(Sorry no more Mediums) and L, now at the low low price of just 9$us or 12$can! I’m losing money on it, seriously.
Link to shirts page
Link to PayPal order page
All new Dorritos flavors officially taste worse than their predecessor(s). Why anyone would think that pickles and mexicania is a good mix is beyond me.
Also, photo credits go out to my new cellphone-camera-palmpilot-mp3player.