Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Oct 2013 16:02 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google

Google back in 2005:

There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages.

Google today:

The company confirmed to the Guardian that it is testing a system with about 30 advertisers in the US in which it shows banner ads for companies including SouthWest Airlines on pages which include them in web search results.

And people wonder why I have zero trust in companies.

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RE[11]: Comment by Tractor
by Alfman on Sun 27th Oct 2013 18:27 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by Tractor"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

Soulbender,

"Maybe just steer them in the direction they have interest in?"

Hey I'm all for laissez faire as long as they can be self-dependent. However if they're going to become a protracted liability for many years into adulthood, then I consider that it's both our right and responsibility to help guide them in their economic choices, if not for their sake, then at least for ours.

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/01/13/20-something-livin...

Edit: I'm not meaning to sound cold here. I love my kids and want them to be happy. However economic realities don't always provide us with the means to do what we want.

Edited 2013-10-27 18:43 UTC

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RE[12]: Comment by Tractor
by Soulbender on Mon 28th Oct 2013 17:48 in reply to "RE[11]: Comment by Tractor"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Hey I'm all for laissez faire as long as they can be self-dependent. However if they're going to become a protracted liability for many years into adulthood


Well, I'll give you some slack since you're American and have to deal with a screwed up profit machine ... err .... I mean educational system.

My parents never steered me in any direction that I wasn't interested in and I wouldn't dream of doing it to my daughter.

Edited 2013-10-28 17:50 UTC

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