Originally Posted by calvin-c
Basically, I don't fear ads. The only reason for objecting to them, IMO, is when they 'get in your way'. (Ads placed in the middle of a pbook do, IMO, get in the way. Ads placed at the beginning or end, IMO, don't.)
This is where consumers and advertisers have opposing viewpoints. The consumer is OK with an ad as long as it doesn't "get in the way". Advertisers WANT the ads to "get in the way", otherwise they go unnoticed.
I've even seen some try to claim that changing the TV channel or walking about of the room when the commercials come on is "stealing" the content that the advertising is paying for.