James K. Tauber jtauber at
Mon May 4 04:05:33 BST 1998

> James K. Tauber wrote:
> > Policy on Advertising
> >
> > We encourage discussion of the merits and shortcomings of
> > commercial products. A certain amount of advertising (both objective
> > and advocative) is to be expected and this is to be encouraged...
> While I can certainly buy into James premise that advertising
> can advocate and I can accept that in something like a legal context
> advocacy can be objective I am, however, having trouble trying to figuring
> out just what is "objective advertising" ?

Ok, I confess to pinching that sentence from various sample RFDs around the
place :-) I can see how one might imagine ads on an objective-advocative
continuum but "objective advertising" is an amusing oxymoron.


James Tauber / jtauber at
Perth, Western Australia
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