Normally I don't watch tv. Occasionally I eavesdrop an ad or a show while I am on my laptop. So I get snippets of some horrible ads about life insurance or home refinance loans and remortgaging but sometimes I see some entertaining or surprising ads. Some ads I even feel a chauvanistic pride in, like the portal 2 ads which have recently come about. (portal 2 is an awesome game btw, I just finished co op with a friend last night). One uninteresting but surprising ad I saw was an ad for godaddy.com for free webhosting and domains etc.
What a new world we live in... I remember a time when ads for games and domains and anything to do with the net were non existent. Times have changed though, there is a new world out there and territory has been claimed and is continuing to be claimed. I'm surprised I haven't seen ads for yahoo webhosting on tv yet.
What fascinates me is how the word "domain" came to refer to online territory. Whenever I think of the word domain I get flashbacks to junior high school maths. Dictionary.com defines domain thus "An area of territory owned or controlled by a ruler or government: "the southwestern French domains of the Plantagenets".
Very true in my opinion.
Only I'm not a ruler of my own domain, technically google is. That's cool. I don't mind. It's a mutually beneficial relationship as opposed to serfdom, which describes my relationship with the Australian government.
Unfortunately the goverment may become the ruler of my domain one day. Internet censorship could lead down that slippery slope. But for now, we are all happy rulers and tenants of our own little domains, living (relatively) free.