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Subject: Re: How political-correctness ruined the Pirelli calendar
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From: "Mayayana" <mayayana@invalid.nospam>
Subject: Re: How political-correctness ruined the Pirelli calendar
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:18:54 -0500
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"PeterN" <"peter,newdelete"> wrote

| That may be true, but it was leading in a sociological way. It had
| people in highly responsible roles, regardless of their sex, race, or
| religion. It had interracial kissing, which was considered taboo at the
| time.
   Also, the ideal of helping democracy everywhere while
avoiding cultural interference. Of course that was idealism,
not an accurate portrayal of American industrial imperialism.
But it was a good message.

   And the "lifestyle" model was revolutionary. It was
basically a benign socialism brought about by the fruits
of technology. And they had Siri before anyone had
imagined the idea. It featured ubiquitous computing.