May 26, 2004

Technical intrusions

Today is our last day of keeping Nielsen diaries, thank God. This is the second time in six months we've been selected to do this (something which was quite a surprise to the follow-up caller from the company; she said she'd never heard of the same family being chosen twice in such a short period), and it's tiresome as hell. If you watch the same channel for longer than 15 minutes you have to log it; if there's more than one person watching the same tv at the same time, you have to log that; if you have the thing on but no one is actively (?) watching it, you have to keep track of it. Not again, please!

In other cultural notes, last night I attended a presentation sponsored by my principal client, and it was a first for me; during the entire three-hour period with 30 people there not a single cell phone went off. And many of these people were doctors!

Posted by Linkmeister at May 26, 2004 11:29 AM

We've done that a couple of times. It really gets to be a drag by the end of the week.

Posted by: cassie-b at May 26, 2004 12:18 PM