Advertising and Y2Kgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This has popped up before but have people noticed increased advertising using Y2K as a hook? It seems to be all around me, the latest, an add for a U Brew "Stock up with your Y2K survival supplies" such as lots of wine and beer. The Raid add just kills me :o) I even notice a section in a pet magazine for birds on how to stock up for them. There is adds for the y2k VW Bug and y2k sub sandwich??? I am sure you get the idea.
Just wondering if the "Y2K" hype is going to be more of an advertizing tidal wave that a warning for possible failures that folks should take seriously.
-- Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 30, 1999
Of course, Y2k is going to be nothing to worry about. Only a few dozen people who live on this chat board are the reason there is a Y2k fear.
Think about it, if this and a few other chat boards didnt exist there would be no Y2k "awareness" thing going on.
-- get real (email@example.com), August 30, 1999.
Get real--Then why are you even here if you don't think Y2K is going to be a problem? There's plenty of other sites to spend your time and get educated. Why don't you research why a pig's tail curls.
-- Ham Bone (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 30, 1999.
Yeah, trivialization is almost as much of a problem as the constant spinning... I just hope that enough people get the message to avoid a total catastrophe.
-- Mad Monk (email@example.com), August 30, 1999.
Just the point I am trying to make, most folks don't know (like yourself :o) that big entities are scrambling big time to fix it. Like the US Government, Citigroup (close to a billion $$$), suppliers of water, fuel, power, telcorps, military and on and on. Rather than inform folks like your self of the possibility that they may fail in their efforts we here about stocking up on everything except what is important.
It would seem that the adverts are numbing the masses and you.
-- Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 30, 1999.
It may after all, be the only avenue to the neuro-net of the majority of general public. A synaptic version of rice crispies, but crackle and pop are already soggy.
We have been captive to the reactive controls of the media for so long, the sun would have to just *not* come up one day for most to take notice, if it wasn't on a commercial.
But it may be the crack in the monolith of lies that sets in motion more unintended consequences. I'm to the point, that I would almost rather they didn't see the train coming, since it may be more humane than the alternatives.
-- Michael (email@example.com), August 30, 1999.
Ah, ya'll don't worry. The government is just hoping people like "Get Real" WON"T do anything. Survival of the fittest. Glean the fat and unintelligible.
-- karen (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 31, 1999.
I continue to hear a radio spot for a local mattress discounter that suggests buying a second mattress so you'll have some place to stash your cash should the banks fail. It has been running for 2 or 3 months. I thought for sure TPTB would make them pull it, but it's still airing!
-- Brooks (email@example.com), August 31, 1999.