Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Obey!

I saw this sign the other day while driving up to Banff:

There seems to be a flaw in the logic here.

If I was the kind of person who was not inclined to obey signs in the first place, is a sign telling me to obey signs likely to make me obey signs? Or am I likely to disregard it like I do all other signs?

(That last paragraph took a few attempts, but I think it says what I wanted it to say.)

A related thought - If this kind of thing does work, maybe media providers could run ads saying "Please obey advertising" and then charge advertisers a premium.

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