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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Unmarketting

    by , 10-09-2022 at 03:37 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    We all know that the advertising and marketing businesses sell the worst things to the people who are least capable of understanding that they are being robbed. There is nothing new about convincing people to pay for things that will do them no good at all. Socrates ranted against useless products twenty five hundred years, and in thanks, the leaders of Athens ordered him to drink a poison hemlock brew. In the end, Socrates was dead, and written language, for one thing, was more entrenched. The ...
  2. Targetting Older People

    by , 04-06-2022 at 12:10 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I have noticed that advertisers seem to have no respect for the intelligence and knowledge of people of retirement age and older. The products advertised for seniors assume that the seniors are either in poor health or mentally retarded. And I canít forget that woman with the creaky voice who tells us that she has fallen and canít get up.

    There must be people who buy such things, but they probably were taken in by fraudulent advertising when they were younger also, so they probably ...
  3. Freedom of Speech

    by , 08-15-2015 at 03:46 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    All countries that even pretend to have democratic institutions have freedom of expression, freedom of speech and freedom of the press, and that includes the right to be able to use billboards, radio and television, the internet, etc. and to contract with publishers to carry advertisements for oneís preferred issues, candidates, or whatever in newspapers, magazines, electronic media, etc. This is quite straightforward, but there are people who seem to think that such freedom of expression is not ...