David Rakoff on commercial portmanteaus

David Rakoff’s Half Empty (Doubleday, 2010) — a tremendously funny (and often very perceptive) book — takes on the Disney Innoventions Dream House, a monument of “speculative social engineering” (p. 115), opened in 1998 as a hands-on, interactive exhibit that showcased the latest technological devices, such as voice-activated computers, high-definition TVs, and smart-cars. Rakoff goes … Continue reading David Rakoff on commercial portmanteaus