One day as I was fast-forwarding through the commercials of a show I recorded, I noticed an inordinate number of scenes, however brief, of smartphones whizzing by in the ads. Practically every commercial displayed a smartphone or computer of some type, regardless of the product being advertised. The innumerable number of smart devices are less obvious when watching the commercials at normal speed, but the rapid succession of images brought them to light. My subsequent inspection of commercials have revealed a bit less than my initial discovery, but it’s still striking.
On the other hand, there are movie.
From the Library of Congress to the Smithsonian Institution, national research resources abound for the curious writer. Here’s how to use them.
By Jennifer L. Blanck @ The Writer
The C-SPAN app may be downloaded here as well.
An introduction and overview of mass communication.
“Fuck you, we’re basically a publicly funded marketing department for every publisher in the country, and we constantly hold author events where authors sell lots of books, the profits from which go to publishers and not libraries.”
By Michael Kozlowski @ Good e-Reader