Is it Time for Regulation?
I think we're nearing a breaking point. Perhaps it's just me but between the on-screen television pop-ups, web-site pop-ups, in-app advertising on mobile phones and now recycle bins, isn't it about time to say enough is enough?
I still remember visiting Cancun for the first time in the early 90s. I was shocked at how what was billed as a tropical paradise was absolutely corrupted by signs. The trip from the airport to the strip was unbelievably packed with signs. It made me appreciate how most US communities regulate signs. Normally I'm not one who supports more regulation but without them, one-upmanship seems to guarantee no limit to the size and quantity of signs cluttering business districts. Equally so, I believe technology is the new frontier. It's created some sort of advertising drug and everyone who tries it is immediately hooked regardless of how ridiculous it might prove to be.