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PADI Scuba Diving Magazine Really Insults Its Readers' Intelligence

Discussion in 'Apps, Book and Media Reviews' started by nippurmagnum, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hey, it's written using lots of pictures and short words in short sentences, socalled ad-speak. Anybody who is almost getting through 2nd grade shouldn't have a problem understanding it. Since PADI has already dredged the barrel often enough, they think that appealing to the sub-normal will unleash a new crop of customers. The problem remains though, sub-normal humans seldom are in the top 10% income wise or are not permitted to maintain their own affairs without a court ordered helper.

    Michael
     
  2. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Letter to the editor time
     
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  3. Angelo Farina

    Angelo Farina Marine Scientist

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    You are too harsh here, sorry. First of all, sub-normals are a significant percentage of human population. In terms of percentiles, they are, by definition, the 1/3 less intelligent.
    Most of these people conduct a perfectly satisfying life, get a permanent job, have a reasonable wage, and have money enough for purchasing products.
    It is perhaps the 1/3 of population well above average which struggle to maintain a permanent position, and often need to emigrate (at least from here in Italy), as the work market does not satisfy their (high) expectations.
    If the situation was not as I described, advertisements were not tailored to that 1/3 of "subnormals", as they would not return in any sale.
    I warmly suggest to you (and to everyone) reading a classic book, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: https://www.amazon.com/Brave-New-World-Aldous-Huxley/dp/0060850523
     
  4. axluba

    axluba Barracuda

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    I agree with the infomercial format complains... however, 15s a month IS a technological triumph if you take into account the type of watch it is...
     
  5. NothingClever

    NothingClever Barracuda

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    Anybody know where the volume knob is so I can turn down that font?
     
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  6. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Just downloaded Brave New World and will read it tonight, although I'm pretty sure that I couldn't have missed it 45 or 50 years ago back when I was reading 1984, Farenheit 451, 2001 A Space Odessy and the other end of individual thought sci-fiction books. What did I learn back then - The Government is always sure that they know best what is best for the people, and will manipulate the flow of information to support that platform, no matter how much damage they create.
    I still can't support that position, pay off all my bills every month and recently bought a new house with cash. I don't owe anyone anything and probably have a horrible credit score because of that.
    So what, at least I can sleep at night without having to worry about what the Corona Virus will do to me financially.

    Michael
     
  7. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    (pure sarcastic comment) - You have to look at the bright side of this. It provides a great amount of stuff on the used market......
     
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  8. Angelo Farina

    Angelo Farina Marine Scientist

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    Done in my quote, Michael has to do it in his message...
     
  9. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    No I'll leave my response in it's bold font size, otherwise the PADI bigwigs will be unable to either read or understand it. They are way past the point of being able to understand somebody politely telling them that it is dog poo, as long as it isn't smeared across their faces they just don't notice.

    Michael.
     
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  10. NothingClever

    NothingClever Barracuda

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    Call me unoptimistic but I’m not sure your bold font in a SCUBA forum is going to inspire PADI’s strategic planning group to launch an organizational makeover of their culture, goals and methods.
     
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