- Mar 8, 2002
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I did. I don't think that it's crazy, but it's also not like we don't have a long history of technologies that have taken much older concepts (like currency) and made them much more abstract. While this has often creates new economies, it also somehow doesn't really seem to have a profound impact on quotidian interactions. When I give the hotdog vendor a $5 bill for my bratwurst, that the dollar is not backed by the gold reserve is irrelevant. There are much more profound effects that technology has had on our relationship with actual, physical, goods, and the transactions around them.
And more on point, it's not as though we haven't been trading in digital items for quite a long time now. It's simply that we have only recently reached the uncanny valley with these digital characters.
Also, "The Devil Wears Prada" is dumb, bad, movie. That scene that the author references is only a revelation to people who believe that there is meaningful debate about "Style vs. Fashion" and probably also believe that their ideas of Steve McQueen, Marlon Brando, Cary Grant, were not planted in their brains well after those human beings had been commoditized several generations over.
Anyway, I found the article boring. So I watched "Fashion Coward" again.