Subject: Re: How political-correctness ruined the Pirelli calendar
"PeterN" <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net> 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
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.