Does anyone else remember when cable first came out & their big selling point was no commercials?
The earlier ? re waching tv shows as they come on/vs when they're available as a full season on dvd/similar source reminded me of when cable first came out. It's biggest selling point was No Commercials. That didn't last long; I think they have more ads than "regular" tv. So now, not only do we pay to watch tv, we pay to watch the commercials we paid to avoid. It's like when the "blue laws" in Maine were repealed (large stores couldn't be open on Sundays). The lobbyists vowed that nobody would ever be forced to work on Sundays; volunteer crew only, they promised. I don't think that lasted 6 mths. Go into any large store on a Sunday & ask the staff if they were scheduled, without choice, or volunteered, to work that day. We (myself included) are way too lax about letting companies get away with this type of thing. I wish we weren't; that we stood up & said NO. NO, that's not what you promised, NO, tht's not what you said. Anyone else feel the same way or am I just being too "anal" ?