Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it "creative observation." Creative viewing. -- William S. Burroughs
The only people on the planet who like advertisements are either marketing rodents, or the people who pay the creatures slightly below Rattus Norvegicus for their commercials. And it's an unfortunate fact that the only way to escape the continuous bombardment of various degrees of sales hawking, is to either destroy the advertising, or the medium in which the offensive advertising is being delivered. And while taking a chainsaw to billboards is admirable to the point of encouragement, it's not very realistic. So what can you do lighten the carpet-bombing intensity of the hucksters in your life?
When I was first introduced to the World Wide Web during its final beta stages;
I saw it as wondrous information delivery system that had the power and
capability to expand people's minds and consciousness. Unfortunately, it was
only a matter of time before ethic-less, fecal
bottom-feeders pushed this potential down to the level of mainstream
I am thankful to say, though, that a handful of computer programmers have chosen
not to sit quiet like good Germans as the most influential tool for illumination
since the printing press is turned into another worthless cash generator. These
keyboard jockeys have conjured up many ways to push the weasels back in their
dens. They're currently offering to free you from the vice-like grip of the
marketers who fill web pages with bandwidth-clogging ads, which impede your
journey to becoming a better human.
Programmer and activist extrordinaire @man (pronounced "atman") has been
fighting the hoards of toad-like beings that pollute the Internet with various
levels of spam & advertising. His latest offering concerns how to set up your
browser so that all advertising is removed permanently. His publication is easy
to follow and written so that even the most novice of computer users can set
their system up to refuse the garbage from a marketing department.
Get it, use it, and send the scum back into the dark foul abyss whence the came!