A Quote by Pat Mitchell on television, media, system, public broadcasting, broadcasting, advertising, commercial, and noncommercial

[Public Broadcasting System] an entity designed to create an informed citizenry rather than to deliver consumers to advertisers.

Pat Mitchell

Source: PBS website - from a December 2004 speech by Pat Mitchell, President of PBS

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Jim Hightower on bushco, u s, verizon, rebrand, bush, consumers, washington, government of the people, democratic values, and commercial

The Bushites' domination and transformation of the governing apparatus is so antithetical to our democratic values, yet so thorough, that we no longer have The Government of the People of the United States of America.

But, what the hell, I say we go all the way with it. I mean, what kind of name is "The Government of the People of the United States of America" anyway.  That's so yesterday. We could use some marketing savvy here, some twenty-first-century identity branding that can connect to the wired, hip, commercial culture that is "today."

Let's get with the times, people! You don't see phone companies, for example, sticking with stodgy old names like Bell Atlantic Telephone Corporation, do you? No--they become "Verizon." Now that's got some zip to it! (Alright, it's not really a word and no one can figure out what it is or what it's selling, and the company's stock price is down by half in the three years since the name change, but let's not fall into the trap of negativity here.)

So let's rebrand. Forget. The Government of the People of YadaYadaYada. Let's call it something consumers can remember, something that'll look good on Washington's marble walls, something punchy and true to the spirit of the Bush government. Let's call it: BUSHCO!

Jim Hightower

Source: Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country--And It's Time to Take It Back, Pages: 18...19

Contributed by: Inukshuk

A Quote by IBM on commercial and linux

Collecting data is only the first step towards wisdom, but sharing data is the first step towards community.



Contributed by: mESH

A Quote by unknown on eternity, release, spiritual, material, internal, external, realization, enoch, chad christopher cobb, sea of milk, commercial, marketing, strategic, meaning, purpose, world, words, listen, knowledge, and wisdom

Eternity waits for your release. It dawned on Enoch that all signs, all advertisements, with all their strategic marketing phrases, still had a beauty that came before and beyond the madness of taking the power of the words and using it to sell some product, some thing. The words may have been selling something, but they were still beautiful words that spoke some other truth. Enoch felt his heart quicken its pace at the understanding, the fresh insight, realizing that he could learn from that commercial world that had always scared his soul. The world was alive and speaking out to those who would listen, and it spoke spiritual even in its containment of the external...
~ Chad Christopher Cobb, "The Sea of Milk" ~


Source: The Sea of Milk

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

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