Bad Media

‘What should I do?
“Watch lots of television, particularly game shows and soaps. Go to porn movies. Ever see Nazi Love Motel? They’ve got it on cable, here. Really awful. Just what you need.’
What was he talking about?
“Quit yelling and listen to me. I’m letting you in on a trade secret: really bad media can exorcise your semiotic ghosts. If it keeps the saucer people off my back, it can keep those art deco futuroids off yours. Try it. What have you got to lose?”‘

‘The Gernsback Continuum’ in Burning Chrome, by William Gibson

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