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You should be afraid... very, very, afraid. posted 25 October 2005 in Author Q & AYou should be afraid... very, very, afraid. by Murrin, Peralogue

I look forward to the day when retailers know EXACTLY what I want to buy so I don't have to rummage through pounds and pounds of junk mail.

The problem with this being, of course, that they're usually more concerned with what they want you to buy, not what you want to buy. If you accept this over-optimistic belief that, once they understand the way you buy more, marketers will only offer you what you want, then you become susceptible to being told what it is you want by people who don't care whether you really want it or not. You become accustomed to having them say "you wanted something like this, here it is", and then when they say "you want this too" you just accept it. view post


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