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A Changing Crisis - 51523
"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." - C.S. Lewis
Change is said to be inevitable, but somehow on week three I still have the same format. Let’s jump in to today …
The Daily Rabbit Hole: That 2010 GAP rebrand
“When Gap tried to refresh its logo in October of 2010, it was met with a backlash so extreme that it returned to its original logo in just one week.”
After the coin shortage during the pandemic, many began to question when the change would become obsolete. While it may be true that for many, cash and coins can be a nuisance, it’s not true for everyone. Cash allows privacy in transactions - from both the IRS and from criminal investigator organizations - and it still does this better than bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency that prides itself on privacy and decentralization. Having cash can allow you to get things cheaper, make smart impulse purchases like that Reese’s Cup pack at the convenient store, and sound cool and mysterious to your grandkids when they discover it between pages in books after you’re gone.
I’d argue the lesson is still to ‘keep the change.’
The ‘Wait, What?’ Vortex: Soda Naming Conventions & History
“The Howdy Company debuted it's new drink "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Sodas" later called "7 Up".
A history of soda name changes and origins for those of you concerned about the
Sierra Mist Starry change.
Slogans for change
The following are the winning campaign’s slogans from every US presidential campaign since 1948:1
1948: The Buck Stops Here
1952: I Like Ike
1956: I Still Like Ike
1960: A Time for Greatness
1964: All the Way with LBJ
1968: This Time, Vote Like Your Whole World Depended on It
1972: Now, More Than Ever
1976: A Leader, For a Change
1980: Let’s Make America Great Again
1984: It’s Morning Again in America
1988: Kinder, Gentler Nation
1992: For People, For a Change
1996: Building a Bridge to the 21st Century
2000: Compassionate Conservatism
2004: A Safer World, And a More Hopeful America
2008: Change We Can Believe In
2016: Make America Great Again
2020: Build Back Better
Not only can you time hop just by reading these, being transported to the various moments throughout history that these slogans made front page headlines consistently if you were alive for them, you can really glean the point.
The more things change, yes, the more they stay the same. Happy Monday.
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