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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Daniel J. Borstin

Earlier, I mentioned that the name of this blog is based on a quote from Daniel Borstin. Here is some background on this gentleman: He graduated from Harvard before I was born. Also, he was an American Historian and a professor. Other professions with Mr. Boorstin included being an attorney ad writer. He coined terms such as hyperreality, which speculates that consciousnes is unable to distinguish reality from fantasy. And he had some thougts on advertising, which was that the events simulated in advertising evolves into becoming more real than life himself. Others consider him a student of Sociology. Regardless, I like what he writes.

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