Friday, March 18, 2011

History of Branding: Two hundred years of Ned Ludd, forty years of Starbucks

Need justification for smashing some irritating piece of technology? Call it an act of heritage commemoration.  March marks the 200th anniversary of the Luddite machine-breaking protests in England, according to Richard Conniff in Smithsonian magazine.

Or, just grab a grande.  It's the fortieth anniversary of Starbucks in Canada, sez Dan Francis.
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