Peter Kafka

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Hey! Old People Totally Use the Internet, Too!

They don’t even it call it a series of tubes, or whatever. So says the AARP, the not-that-old-people’s advocacy group.

That’s not really news. But they felt compelled to make a video to make their point, anyway.

I think this is supposed to be pitched to marketers, but, again–people who are in the business of reaching people 55 and up should know they’re online, right?

The excellent song, by the way, is “One Thing Leads To Another,” by the Fixx, from 1983. Which is pretty old!


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus