Blogs are the hottest thing on the Net, but are they messing with traditional publishing principles? One of the most popular, Fark.com, is allegedly selling links. Is it the wave of the future? By Daniel Terdiman.
I found this item in the above Wired article:
Last year, Ford paid British novelist Carole Matthews to feature the Ford Fiesta prominently in her next two novels.
That brings up these thoughts:
1. Should an author or movie producer not have to disclose that s/he took money for including a certain brand in the story or movie?
2. Will we soon get so used to this sort of embedded advertising that all art will follow the modern photograph – we don’t trust it like we used to, because everybody can use software to alter images.
3. Just think, Warhol didn’t even get paid by Campbell!! What purity!