[csaa-forum] wants/needs

Russell Smith Russell.Smith at anu.edu.au
Wed Dec 1 15:57:50 CST 2004

David - that's tremendous - made my day. Reminds me of one time I got back 
from a shopping trip and noticed that every item I had bought was red, 
white and black:

Packet of Dr Pat tobacco
Packet of Tally-Ho rolling papers
Box of Redheads matches
Copy of Methuen edition of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Plays.

At 11:44 AM 12/1/2004 +1000, you wrote:
>This reminds me of an occasion when I bumped into a old friend in Brunswick
>St Fitzroy - over coffee I noticed his shopping list. The top few items
>Biography of Woody Allen
>It was a moment in the chronotope.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: csaa-forum-bounces at lists.cdu.edu.au
>[mailto:csaa-forum-bounces at lists.cdu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Alan McKee
>Sent: Wednesday, 1 December 2004 11:41 AM
>To: csaa-forum at lists.cdu.edu.au
>Subject: [csaa-forum] wants/needs
>Hello everybody,
>Just been reading some writing on public broadcasting, and I'm fascinated
>by the durability of the 'want/need' binary in critical thinking (as in
>'commercial culture encourages people to buy things they think they want,
>not what they really need'). I'm interested in what we currently think are
>real needs, and what are merely wants, in twenty first century Australia.
>If anyone has a few spare seconds, would you mind putting 'need' or 'want'
>next to the ten items on this list, and emailing it to me at
>a.mckee at qut.edu.au?
>Love youse all
>Alan McKee
>washing machine
>children's toys
>bathroom cleaning products
>shaving products
>breakfast cereal
>Alan McKee, PhD
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