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____/ Homer on Friday 11 Nov 2011 15:04 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that RonB spake thusly:
>> On Fri, 11 Nov 2011 11:06:21 +0000, Homer wrote:
>>> "Advertorial" = adverts deceptively presented as impartial editorials.
>> Good grief. Is their no dirty trick Ellis won't stoop to? No wonder he
>> and Jobs got along so well.
> I'll add that nearly every "review" one ever reads in any mainstream,
> commercial publication is probably just advertising, paid in one form
> or another, further enforced by the threat of exclusion from previews
> and press conferences, for those who dare to give negative reviews.
> Just look at the recent Duke Nukem Forever dÃbÃcle, for example.
> Even bloggers are not immune to this sort of corruption, as Microsoft
> has proved in the past, and the Belkin scandal also demonstrated that
> "customer" reviews on sites like NewEgg and Amazon can't be trusted.
> It seems that the only way to make an accurate assessment of anything
> is with hands-on experience and/or by developing a reliable circle of
> trust, since the Internet has now become a sewer of propaganda pushed
> by commercial and political "interests". Even the US military engages
> in astroturfing now:
> Meanwhile, on the other side of the coin, the US is about to pass the
> so-called "Censorship Bill", that will suppress whatever little truth
> is currently trickling on to the Internet, under the false pretext of
> "protecting IP". Of course, this is only an attempt to legitimise the
> illegal DNS hijacking of domains that's been perpetrated by the USICE
> (under the control of corporate gangsters like the RIAA and MPAA) for
> some time.
> I'm fairly sure this is not what Tim Berners-Lee hoped for, all those
> years ago.
Tim wanted a platform for people to peer-review his physics papers. Now
it's full of bigotry and corporate propaganda.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz, Research Fellow
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