Communicator (communicator) wrote,

This device isn't a space ship. It's a time machine.

I just circulated this email to everyone at my work:
At the end of
Season 2 of Mad Men the advertising agency they all work for is shut down, and people are finding it hard. Over the final credits they play a little known-song by Roy Orbison called Shahdaroba: ‘The future is much better than the past’. I looked it up on Youtube and here is a little video with the song playing over footage of the office empting and people leaving.

Ultimately a positive and uplifting message


PS this is also a lovely scene from Mad Men. It is a pitch to a technology company about the emotional meaning of technology, but I think it means a lot more than that.

“This device isn’t a space ship. It’s a time machine

andy d reminds me I got my seasons mixed up. The above is what I sent round. Incidentally that last clip confirms my suspicion that I am Harry, the office idiot. Don does this massive creative pitch of awesomeness, and my alter-ego sits stunned and then bursts into tears. But funnily enough his clumsy blundering away, blocking the screen at the end, is part of the impact of the presentation.

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