I am published in ACS Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (CRPIT) Volume 37 – Computers and Philosophy 2003. Woo-hoo!
Here is an excerpt from a summary of The Rebel Sell: Why the Culture Can’t Be Jammed: What we need to see is that consumption is not about conformity, itâ€™s about distinction. People consume in order to set themselves apart from others. To show that they are cooler (Nike shoes), better connected (the latest nightclub), better informed (single-malt Scotch), morally superior (Guatemalan handcrafts), or just plain richer (bmws).The problem is that all of these comparative preferences generate competitive consumption. “Keeping up with the Joneses,” in todayâ€™s world, does not always mean buying a tract home in the suburbs. It means […]