Let’s Get Digital

November 21, 2006 at 1:15pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

As the title suggests, I’m all in favor of allowing Lincoln’s billboards to go digital. I have seen digital billboards in other communities, so I have a few reactions to some of the concerns:

  • They are too bright. Of the ones I have seen after dark, I wouldn’t describe any as being obnoxiously bright. They aren’t so bright that they are a hazard or annoyance while driving, and they certainly are not so bright that I wouldn’t want one within a mile of my house. (Not that I would want one directly next to my house.)
  • They are a distraction. Not much more than a regular billboard, and certainly no more than any of the thousands of other distractions on the road. I’m far more distracted by waiting for slow time and temperature signs to switch from celsius to farenheit while I drive by.
  • They are obnoxious. I don’t find them to be obnoxious. They could be, I suppose, but with the regulations Lincoln is currently considering, it would be tough.

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D.M.B. November 22, 2006 at 4:30am

“Lets get digital, digital.”
“Come on get digital”

beerorkid November 22, 2006 at 1:04pm

lol I was singing the same song in my head as well.

I think they are gonna be awesome, sure peeps are gonna complain about them not matching their car (license plate issue), but think how awesome it will be when someone vandalizes them.  or hacks them and inserts porn.

Look we are an evolving (I mean intelligently designed) society, new things scare people, but we get used to them.  When our cybernetic leaders take over the world it will scare some at first, but we will learn to get by.

Mr. Wilson November 22, 2006 at 1:24pm

I, for one, welcome our new cybernetic overlords.

Mr. T November 22, 2006 at 3:07pm

Oh man, an Olivia Newton-John “classic.” Dude that is so wrong. wink

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