ericjones12398 writes: "The effectiveness of television, as an advertising medium and as a return on investment (ROI), has been constantly questioned since the arrival of the "digital marketing age." Not surprisingly, those who are loudest with this concern are mainly high-tech technology companies that are either strong proponents of online advertising — like Google — and/or device hardware manufacturers — like Apple. These organizations hope to "improve the user experience" by introducing proprietary technologies — usually their own — that can integrate within the existing television environment."
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers."
-- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a
particularly vivid fantasy)