Henry C.K. Liu
Jordan Hayes wrote:
> A friend of mine noticed that Microsoft claims they "lost" $90M last
> year to software piracy in China, yet Coca Cola spent nearly $300M on
> advertising in China. The co-marketing genius is clear: put Coke ads
> in Microsoft software and get rid of "software piracy" as an
> international trade issue.
> http://www.free-car.com/ is already down that road; I imagine that the
> car is free, but the radio is always on and the sattelite GPS rig
> determines that you're headed to the Safeway for beer (again!) and
> nudges you in the direction of the Bud aisle ...
> http://www.free-home.com/ I think is still available for this marvelous
> business plan: you get the house free, but there are big TV screens in
> each room that tell you what to buy and where it goes best with the
> rest of the smart-house decor.
> The new danger of of the Telescreen is not that they might be watching,
> but that they are selling.