"Advertising is a tax you pay for unremarkable thinking."
– Robert Stephens, founder of GeekSquad

That quote is friggin’ spot-on, and comes from this article in BusinessWeek.

Bonus item I learned from the article: a law banning all outdoor advertising in São Paulo came into effect in 2007

By the way, a quick open letter…

Dear BusinessWeek,

The slide show you included in the article above was really, really outstanding.  I would have happily embedded it here, but you didn’t offer a way to do that.  So, instead, I had to use a photo from Brittney Bush.