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June 24 at 11:24am

The War Against Omnivideo

Scott Macauley at the Filmmaker Magazine blog tipped me to a stock market blog, SeekingAlpha, and the post “How Video Is Going To Take Over The World”.  But the reality is that its not “going to”, it already has.

It feels pretty damn close to Bladerunner in NYC with video coming at you in all directions: in taxicabs, on subway station signs, and in corporate elevators.  Where’s the escape?  Scott pointed out a comment on SeekingAlpha where we will soon need to have anti-video glasses to squash the onslaught.
There needs to be a Citzens’ Bill Of Rights enacted that guarantees that the marketeers don’t have the right to invade our minds in the public space.  Turning On should be a matter of personal choice.  Soon we will have no escape from commercials others than our own home.  If I was backpacker, I wouldn’t be surprise to find a large flat screen at the top of the hike, selling me more cheese.
How are we going to stop Omnivideo World from materializing everywhere?  I like daydreaming.


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June 15 at 12:30pm

Virtual Front



Last weekend I was walking home and saw that one of the stores in my neighborhood had been cloned and flattened.  I greatly enjoyed the marketing prank and looked forward to the punch line the next day, not yet sure what they were selling.  Sure enough, the butcher was back on Monday, it’s full dimensionality entact, albeit a little eyesore in the window completing the marketing.  A lot of work for the few who saw it, but I appreciated my glimpse.

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June 6 at 12:27pm

Marketing Pranks


I hate always being sold to.  But I love the clever ways they come up with to do it.  What can I say this is a very good idea.

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