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  • Lloyd Miller
    Dec 6, 2008
      Oh gosh, around Des Moines some public buildings now have 'brand'
      names. The baseball stadium, once named to honor a beloved player, is
      now named for a leading local insurance company. Two recently built
      "civic" sports and entertainment centers are named, respectively, for
      a state grocery chain and the Wells Fargo bank. It's very Orwellian...

      On Dec 5, 2008, at 11:33 PM, Mark Lewine wrote:

      > Yes, with my urban cultures class, we are exploring social marketing
      > with an anthropological perspective...so far, we have come up with
      > some scary ideas to test with some ethnographic focus groups: power
      > point presentations with 'branded' symbols relating to educational
      > consumers; text books partly subsidized by ads thus lowering book
      > costs to students and increasing fees to published faculty
      > authors...faculty wearing identifiable 'brands', using identifiable
      > 'brands' of computers, publishers, news sources, book stores, office
      > supplies stores, etc...anything to add, capitalist pigs of the future?
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Bob Muckle
      > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 2:08 PM
      > Subject: [SACC-L] T-SACC
      > With all this SACC-L gushing about the Toyota Prius, I started
      > feeling a little guilty, but not a lot. I got to thinking. First,
      > that I might be kicked out of SACC for driving a big old Suburban,
      > with the biggest engine that fits. But..I am trying to sell it. Not
      > nay takers. What a surprise. So, now I'm thinking I might just store
      > it. It might look good in a museum of the late 20th century. "In the
      > days when gas was cheaper than water." Besides I've got a pick-up
      > truck that I usually drive anyway. Now...before you start
      > impeachment proceedings to get me kicked out of SACC....the pick up
      > is a Toyota pick-up!
      > So, now I'm thinking we can just buy wholly into the corporatization
      > of education in North America. Why not sell naming rights to SACC?
      > We can become T-SACC (Toyota-SACC).
      > You're welcome.
      > Bob
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