Vintage Ad: TV Will Make You Smarter!

Here's the headline from this 1950 Motorola ad touting how owning its TV will mean better grades at school for your children, keeping them out of mischief, and strengthen family ties.

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In Australia bigpond are currently running an advertising campaign suggesting that their broad-band service will make your child smarter. Not a lot changes in advertising land.
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Hey, I got rid of my TV. I have better things to do. Like wasting time on the computer. LOL No really, I think TV rots brain cells. Neatorama is all the news I need. :)
http://www.trashyourtv.com/
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Say, weren't we saying the exact same thing about computers and the Internet?

Of course it's ridicule. Just like poking fun at the fashions from the 60's.

We're humans: we like to feel smugly superior to whatever we can.
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Who ridiculed anything? I thought it was posted just to show the change in attitudes since the 50's, which is amusing. Maybe they're actually ridiculing today's attitudes.
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