@voyou I shall prefer to believe with the cheerful Fourier in all these stories rather than in the blockchain, where there is no lemonade at all 21 Jul 17 Reply Retweet Favorite

“The sibylline books of publicité”

“In general the close connection between advertising and the cosmic awaits analysis” wrote Benjamin (Arcades, 175). Indeed, and the connection would only become closer in the 50s; when, meanwhile, the phalanstery was finally conquered for the suburbs.A 1956 advert reads:

It’s wrong to wish on space hardware

 Is it? These Soviet space program matchboxes (linked to by owen) suggest not.