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"I suspect that religion is a necessary evil in the childhood of our particular species. And that's one of the interesting things about contact with other intelligences: we could see what role, if any, religion plays in their development."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Airplane Window Ads  
  An airplane window that allows you to - see advertisements!  

You say you don't like the window seat? Well, here's another reason to sit on the aisle.

It wasn't a pleasant trip ... we flew low .. you turn your head and look out the window and just as you convince your stomach that everything's all right and your self that it's interesting country below, wham: a ... Taunton ad for some crummy product opaques the window and one of their nagging, stupid jingles drills into your ear.
From The Space Merchants, by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth).
Published by St. Martin's Press in 1952
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This book is absolutely prescient in its ability to describe a typical twenty-first century day in America. Is there no sacred location not purchased by advertisers?

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