January 18, 2007

Ads are everywhere!

Remember old NHL footage where the boards are completely white? Now every square inch is covered. It's starting to cover the ice surface as well... even more so in Europe.

Ads are creeping into every square inch of our lives but I never thought they'd defile the sacred area of airport security bins! Where will the madness end?

From CNN:
Travelers nationwide could soon see ads for laptops, expensive cars and other products in the trays that carry their shoes and cell phones through X-ray machines at airport security checkpoints.
After a six-month test in Los Angeles, the federal Transportation Security Administration was expected to formally issue guidelines Thursday to vendors that want to offer the ads at other airports.

Under the plan, ad companies would pay fees to airports and provide the TSA with millions of dollars worth of trays, tables and other non-electronic items used at the security points.

Full article here