The media according to Kurt Vonnegut

Novelist Kurt Vonnegut Jr. once said, “One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.” He also noted that the media ultimately reduces us all to “one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative.” Though he wasn’t strictly commenting on communications or marketing, he pretty much summed up the current landscape when he said: “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” The author died yesterday. And so it goes.

—Posted by David Gianatasio