Steve Lambert in Gelf Mag

In the buildup to the undoubtedly massively successful “Non-Motivational Speakers” series at Happy Endings on Thursday, Gelf Magazine has published interviews with Alan Abel, Ron English, and me.

Here’s a small excerpt:

GM: In utopia, what does the advertising look like?

SL: I mean, do we need it? If a good product exists, we’ll know about it. That’s supposedly the thing about capitalism: You make a better product and it rises to the top. What I think is interesting is that advertising sort of messes with that, so the thing doesn’t make it on its merits. The product doesn’t make it on its merits, it makes it because of its campaign. If you or I were to make a better iPod, how would people find out about that if we can’t compete with [Apple’s] advertising?

Read the rest at Gelf.

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