Peter Kafka

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The Adobe Super Bowl Ad CBS Doesn’t Want You to See

Advertisers are paying CBS an average of $3.8 million for a 30 second spot during Sunday’s Super Bowl.

That’s dumb, says Adobe — which could make this argument about any TV ad spending. On the other hand, Adobe and the rest of the digital media business have been making that argument for a very long time, and TV ad rates keep going up.


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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