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Business: Criticism
Max Headroom Clock   (+6)  [vote for, against]
Indicates imminence of global peril

(This was my reaction to Jamie Kellner's ill-considered comments on ad-skipping being theft.) You know how the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has the "doomsday clock", which they move towards/away from midnight according to their worries of global annihiliation? The Max Headroom clock would start at 20 minutes into the future, and then (for example) when the RIAA mandates royalty-tallying implants on everyone's auditory nerve, announcers can solemnly announce that the clock now stands at 5 minutes into the future, or whatever.
-- wiml, May 14 2002

Kellner on Turner's programming http://www.inside.c...C-A100-0B8A11C30373
The infamous interview, now only available for a fee [wiml, May 14 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Article with pertinent excerpt http://research.yal...ile=article&sid=198
not to mention some commentary [wiml, May 14 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(?) Anti-Theft Commercials http://www.halfbake...Theft_20Commercials
bzackey's take on the situation [wiml, May 14 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

How beautifully ahead of its time this idea turned out to be.
-- methinksnot, Jan 26 2007

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