While reading through this riveting search for the American launch date of Super Mario Brothers, my mind was bent around a single thought:
Why is the exact launch date something so important to us? Why do we value knowing the exact date upon which an iconic product became available to us? It appears that this should mean something profound about marketing’s dominance of our culture, that a marketing event – the launch date – should seem important at all. But I find no profound statements escaping my fingers, tapping on the keys, and appearing here on the Big Bad Blog. Just questions.
Why would an intelligent person – the author of the article – consider this research a good use of their time?
Why would they consider it a “sad” fact that the date cannot be determined with 100% accuracy?
And why do I agree with them?