Let this be a lesson on how to learn how BEST to exploit Americans.
Wilmington part of test to find possible uses for abandoned analog TV channels (click title to entry - thank you)
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 4:34 p.m.
Testing the white
open TV spaces
There's a high-tech experiment going on in New Hanover County.
It includes radios and video cameras and sensors and computers.
And it involves “TV white spaces,” the unused television frequencies that resulted from the 2008 transition from analog to digital transmission of TV broadcasts.
During the next several months, TV Band Service LLC, of Wilmington, and Florida-based Spectrum Bridge Inc. are testing the nation's first “smart city” wireless network in New Hanover County using TV white spaces....When a company wants to find out how much consumers CAN BE MADE to tolerate in the market place there is a methodology to it.
This type of 'consumer testing' happens a lot in the Wilmington, NC. The people in that city think it is some kind of honor to be involved in this mess and that should tell people something.
Wilmington, North Carolina is home to UNCW, a coastal university in the UNC system. The students that attend there are among the highest achieving students in the nation. They are chronically defamed and complained about by 'The Big Talker Curtis What's his name, oh, yeah Wright." He is always complaining about their driving. What he is really PO'ed about is the fact there are higher car insurance rates in that city due to the higher accident rate. He doesn't tell people that are citizens and listening to the program that there are also a lot of drunks in the "Port Party City."
But, demographically, Wilmington, North Carolina basically has no economy and hasn't for a long time. The City Mayor and Council are pathetically corrupt and the people that vote them in are simply doing it because they SEEM SO NICE. The 'agenda' of local politicians and the construction lobby is to 'ride the behind' of the university Chancellor to build all sorts of concrete structures to line their pockets, whether the university needs it or not. See, the poeple of North Carolina believe in education as a HOPE to improving the lives of their children, so they don't have to work two jobs, babysit a dozen kids every week and deliver newspapers to make ends meet. That is how 'dirt poor' that city is EXCEPT for the 'fat cat' politicans and construction lobbyists.
But, there is a 'characteristic' about people 'assigned' to poverty that capitalists seek. To begin with they watch a lot of television and listen to radio because they don't have a life otherwise. It is why one of the Tea Baggers came from Wilmington and the Big Talker listening area. But, that aside, these folks are 'hungry' for opportunity that will get them out of their rut. A long and deep rut.
The other thing is that people who have a lot of time to watch TV and listen to radio are also 'social thinkers.' Their 'social mind map' encompasses a larger 'view of the world.' They like to be 'involved' in activities that seem to 'find purpose to those daily activities.'
So, it seems as though Wilmington will once again HOST the Olympic event of determining how best to exploit the public when it comes to 'REASSIGNING' analog wave lengths to new commercial opportunities. There is gossip going around that AT&T has bought the lion's share of these analog wave lengths. I guess.
But, I thought it was interesting for everyone to realize exactly how exploited they are. The American public has lost the potential to have RABBIT EARS on the television, be required to subscribe to cable only to have this so called 'antiquated' way of moving 'information, news and entertainment' RE-EXPLOITED so that these wave lengths are now controlled for market purposes. In other words, the American consumer was 'kicked off' the FREE method of receiving TV signals so some 'Gosh Aweful' Capitalist can exploit them.
KINDLY remember, this mess happened under the Bush/Cheney administration. Okay?
So, get ready. The American Consumer is about to be fleeced AGAIN ! And the 'test marketing' to the fleecing begins in Wilmington, North Carolina where people believe they are more valuable in front of a TV and at a radio signal than anywhere else in the country.