As if elevator music
weren't enough, my building has recently outfitted its elevators with LCD panels that constantly cycle through irrelevant "news" flashes, split-screened with advertisements
. The company, Captivate
, apparently believes that viewers' attention spans are only long enough for a single-sentence headline, often barely enough to fit the title of the movie it's "reviewing." If you're tempted to read longer, they'll turn you away with animated
ads (most looking like a beginner's efforts with Flash
) flickering across the bottom of the screen.
Who will be the first to give AirSnort a run against the 802.11b wireless network that apparently powers the screens?