Better than the Internet.
Something good needs to be Photoshopped in to substitute for the computer. Maybe a heaping bowl of corn chowder, or perhaps a pile of hard drugs.
Maybe a baby Alien. Its funny how cheesy people get when they are trying to hawk warez. I think salesmen and marketers are two of the worst things about humanity.
I agree that sales and marketing can be cheesy, sleazy, and often moronic, but I don't think it's always necessarily evil. I think that the bad things about marketing are often just reflections of the badness contained in the target audience. In other words, if you want mass marketing to be less stupid and/or deceptive, then you'll have to find a way to reduce stupidity and/or gullibility in the general populace--an impossible task.
granted mass murderers and causors of miscellaneous human suffering are worse. then lawyers. then i think people who exploit weakness for their own capital gain. i know people arent going to buy the box of cereal with an ugly kid frowning on the front but i kind of think deception is an evil of sorts. necessary? Well probably sometimes.