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debranding, captioning, describing, cognitive enhancement
1. Everyone has got to put their brand on everything. On
the other hand, everything has a nugget of information in
it somewhere. Stripping the brands off stuff is fun and
great for the user but every money making entity in the
world will be against you -- you wont have the law on your
But you would have the user on your side.
Example: I see an icon that says rocket shoes and has a
picture of one-wheeled roler skates. When I click through
to the video, it has a slow start up with music and branding
etc until you get to the nugget clip of the shoes actually
working. I wait for all of the branding and advertizing to
roll and finally get to the short clip of the shoes actually
working. Total time: 1 minute 30 seconds. The video is
high definitioni and took a long time to load. Valuable
part of the experience, 5 seconds of person accelerating on
2. Stuff generally is in one format, and not necesarilly
accessible to all users. Making stuff accessible is expensive
but has the law on its side -- accessibility.
Example: The rocket shoes clip, once debranded is 5
seconds of pure visual goodness but not audio described,
captioned or made cognitively more accessible.
Put these two together and you have a recipe for
awesomeness. Do it with crowd sourcing and you have
Wikipedia on steroids. Do it with AI and you have google
21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA)
[JesusHChrist, Mar 16 2016]
||//Making stuff accessible is expensive but has the
law on its side -- accessibility.// I'm not sure the law
would agree. The 90 second video including adverts
is accessible. I agree with the sentiment, though.
||I agree with the sentiment voiced by [MaxwellBuchanan]
||Few people who say that go on to lead happy and
unimprisoned lives, but I appreciate it.
||//Aspects: debranding captioning describing cognitive enhancement//
||You missed accessibility, for those with a short attention span.
||Like the interview I saw yesterday with an over 5 minute introduction of a subject who, and I quote, "needs no introduction".
||By the way, don't buy those rocket shoes. We're still
finding pieces of Great Aunt Olefin in the north-east
||Had you explained to her that the "spears" were just a figure
||At least it's not in other:general