A USA TODAY commercial I don’t like as much

The ’85 celeb jingle commercial is great. Facebook/Twitter friends have been enjoying the jingle and totebag offer, and I’m glad I posted it.

For balance, the following USA TODAY commercial is not so great. The content is fine for the time, but it’s deeply disturbing now. Seemingly modern, there’s zero mention of digital.┬áIt’s like there’s no Internet.

But, hey, you say as you try to justify it, maybe the commercial is older than it looks? Nope. This commercial is exactly as old as it looks. Time details are hard to discern, but one shot shows this late August 1999 story. This ad was likely produced at the height of the dot-com boom.

A decade later, there’s still much recovery to be found.

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