This illustration from Puck Magazine was entitled 'advertising in the near future' when it was drawn back in 1885 and reflects the concerns back then about the march of urban spam. Nothing changes much. And maybe it won't change much in a thousand years either, if we were to believe the suggestions made in a new Futurama DVD...

This illustration from Puck Magazine was entitled ‘advertising in the near future' when it was drawn back in 1885 and reflects the concerns back then about the march of urban spam. Nothing changes much. And maybe it won't change much in a thousand years either, if we were to believe the suggestions made in a new Futurama DVD which portrays an alien race who comes to earth and spoofs Earthlings out of their money with dodgy direct marketing tactics and phishing.

[via Paleo-Future, Eggbox Marketing, Adverlab]

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