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The Topic:
Half a Billion Dollars!?

The Question:
 GermanCity

Microsoft is going to spend half a billion dollars to promote the X-Box. 500 million dollars....in advertising alone. I know, I know, vast sums of money are wasted all the time. But this is still staggering.

Spending that kind of money soley on advertising, to promote a leisure product should be some sort of crime. It is wrong.

I normally try and think of something funny to post. I normally fail. But this time I thought I'd express my horror at human greed and waste.

Sigh.

Responses:
 CEO Nwabudike Morgan

Please remove yourself from your high horse. That money is not being 'wasted.' It goes to people at television networks, people who run websites, newspapers, and magazines. It will then filter down to writers, directors, and even journalists who will then spend time crafting stories denouncing 'corporate greed' and other such nonsense.

 CEO Nwabudike Morgan

Advertising is what keeps information free in the current economy. Information is a valuable resource! Why should it be transmitted over airwaves, over radio and data packets all over the world to you at no expense? Without advertising, you would have to pay rightful prices for this information and entertainment, or rely on the 'generosity' of the rare site such as this one, which do not turn profits of any type. Without money spent on advertising, information and entertainment providers either must find a way to accept payments from everyone who uses them, or simply go out of businness. That is the true crime!

Tom Servo  

You know, I really think we should have a little elf appear right now and explain what the world would be like with no advertising.

 CEO Nwabudike Morgan

I really don't need any help.

Tom Servo  

I know...it's just...so many memories...*sniff*

I miss my show!

 CEO Nwabudike Morgan

If only it had brought in more advertising revenue.

Tom Servo  

*SOB* I know! But now it's gone...gone...

 CEO Nwabudike Morgan

I hope you're happy. Look what you've done to this poor little robot.

 CEO Nwabudike Morgan

And they call the Corporations heartless.

 Crow T. Robot

Please, consider Corporate America and give generously. Thank you, won't you?

Tom Servo  

Crow, could you go "NO ADVERTISING" and whistle in your little elf voice for me? Just once?

 Crow T. Robot

Um...No.


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