As long as I’m ranting about the contents of today’s mail, let me also note that I’m not surprised that cable rates seem exorbitant (disclaimer: I subscribe to DirecTV rather than cable), as apparently the cable companies need all your money for their direct mail campaign. Today alone I received two separate (and different in copy and design) mailers exhorting me to subscribe to Comcast’s cable services. Did someone there think that if the first one didn’t sway me, the second one in the same day’s post just might? And this is in addition to the one I received yesterday, and the other two or three I received over the past week. I seem to get at least one a week. I mean, even AOL only sent me a single CD during the past several months.