From: Wade T.Smith (email@example.com)
Date: Wed 20 Nov 2002 - 22:01:58 GMT
On Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at 06:53 , Virginia Bowen wrote:
> Personally, I wouldn't mind going back to a time when we were not
> assaulted with advertisements and "sayings" in every single cranny of
> existence. Words and ideas being hurled at me like so many meme-bombs
> the point where I dread leaving my house.
This was an often and often-used staple of science-fiction, the most
famous example being (at least to my memory) Dick's UBIK and many
others, with a certain second place to most of Bradbury, but, really,
almost all purveyors of imaginary futures lampooned advertising in some
Does anyone else here remember a Bradbury story called, I think, The
Murderer? about a man called (again, I think) Albert Brook, who hated
the constant need for everyone around him to be talking to somebody or
something on a cellphone?
The world is just one long Burma-Shave mile these days.
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