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"The whole problem of energy sources is going to be solved by little solutions, not by some big new piece of technology that does everything. We got into this crisis by believing that we had one big piece of technology that would do everything (oil)."
- Gregory Benford

Airplane Window Ads  
  An airplane window that allows you to - see advertisements!  

You say you don't like the window seat? Well, here's another reason to sit on the aisle.

It wasn't a pleasant trip ... we flew low .. you turn your head and look out the window and just as you convince your stomach that everything's all right and your self that it's interesting country below, wham: a ... Taunton ad for some crummy product opaques the window and one of their nagging, stupid jingles drills into your ear.
From The Space Merchants, by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth).
Published by St. Martin's Press in 1952
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This book is absolutely prescient in its ability to describe a typical twenty-first century day in America. Is there no sacred location not purchased by advertisers?

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