By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)
I firmly believe the folks at Shaw Communications responsible for generating the ad mail has zero respect for customers. They want people to buy into their service because this company offers — insert sarcasm here — great television and internet services. I really do not know about their television services anymore. Back when they were young, they offered a great lineup, but there was a certain selection that sadly got dropped.
As far as the Internet is concerned, they did not care about Usenet, the original worldwide distributed bulletin board system to talk about the latest trends. This service was used by the tech crowd and they discarded it. I’m a relic of that time and enjoyed going to rec.arts.anime to stay on top of that world in the 90’s. Back then, the alt.binary groups were the place where I could get the latest and even when this service was available, this company’s retention was terrible. I could not get a complete file even if I tried and I had to subscribe to a third-party service. When that was gone, so was I from using any of this company’s service. I really have no clue why they think the household I belong to should return.
The letter mail they send always targets the basement occupant, which is where I reside. After half a dozen messages to them, they turn a blind eye to my feelings of disgust about their services. I know the letters are targeted. The material received is not traditional junk mail where there’s no address being used. I welcome those A&W coupons, but when it comes to Shaw, no!