Bottom line is that the total costs were less than half the cost of a superbowl commercial, but probably not the smartest thing to do. And it didn’t help ratings anyway.
What does this have to do with computers? Viral Marketing.
The top half of the article also clearly lays down just what the national debt means to us in relative terms. Have to admit this is something I never knew that much about but was kinda worried it would be a bigger problem in the future, but knowing that compared to our actual GDP it’s not as bad as it was 50 years ago is actually a bit of a relief, but still needs to be managed better.