Thursday, 17 May 2012

Advertising as historical artifacts

Advertising is kind of an important cultural artifact. Sure, we discard a lot of it almost immediately, but it is designed to speak to us right now, being relevant in our everyday lives, in a way that fiction, official history and big governmental mandates do not. Tomorrow's historians will know about our everyday lives to a large extent because of the advertising we leave behind. The only other thing as relevant is our person-to-person communication.

In summary, the important historical artifacts you are now leaving behind are your spam folder and your email inbox.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - And your social networking profile.
PPS - And I'm sure that's just the start of it.

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