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ARE computers ruining the economy.

xus00HAY
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3/29/2016 3:23:25 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
Advertising is supposed to help the economy by stimulating buying. Back when broadcast TV was popular people would buy things just because they saw them on TV. Then in the early 1970s cable tv became popular and the more affluent families would have HBO or other channels that had no advertizing. When they watched broadcast tv, it was often recorded on a VCR or VTR, and the viewers could fast forward thru the commercials.
To reach the people with the most disposable income they turned to advertising on computers. These ads pop up when you are trying to look at something else or appear when you are seeking a different website so they are annoying.
People who hate their computers associate the advertiser with the frustrating experiance he had with his dumbass computer and rather than feel like buying what was advertised, they tend to only buy what they need, and want to buy it at the lowest price available.
Death23
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3/31/2016 2:20:58 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Advertising in crap. It's nothing but misinformation and lies. The economy would be better off if people were exposed to less advertising and more truth.
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3/31/2016 3:12:21 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
If the people are not exposed to advertising, they will not buy as much of the crap the advertisers need to sell.
e.g. 1929 stock market crash.
Thousands of investors suffered large losses during the same day.
Having less money to spend they re-thought their purchasing decisions and decided what they did not need to buy, so say you are planning to buy a new Cadillac after you get your Christmas bonus, yet you have a Buick that still runs good. You may decide to just keep driving the Buick and hold on to your money.
Now when thousands of other people are doing this at the same time, items that are not really needed stop selling and start clogging up the warehouses.
The factories that made all this crap, have to slow down and lay off workers. Then there are fewer workers getting pay checks. They too will be buying less. etc etc.