On Sep 19, 2007, at 2:33 PM, Carl Remick wrote:
things that are New!
Lately I’ve been struck by how young Ivan, age 20.5 months, has taken
up the word “New!” as a desirable attribute of commodities. I
recently got him a new toothbrush and a new sippy cup, and both were
identified with that word (and you could even hear the exclamation
point!) for several days after. The capitalists are tapping into
something fundamental and primitive with that appellation, that’s for