Target’s “newplace newspace” line is an obvious strike against Ikea’s hip and disposable interior furnishings, and a big win for customers. (There are more Targets than Ikeas near me and if you’re in the US, I’d bet near you also.)
Then this morning I hear, Ikea to sell groceries.
Reminds me of the scene in the Right Stuff where Jeff Goldblum rushes in proclaiming “It’s the Russians”, kicking off the
Cold War (thanks Al).
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I think you mean, kicking off the space race. ;^)
Al, thanks for correcting my quote from the Right Stuff.
I think you brought up a good question – which came first? Wikipedia says the Space Race and Cold War were in fact a chicken and egg problem:
“Space exploration and satellite technology could feed into the cold war on both fronts. Satellite-borne equipment could spy on other countries, while space-faring accomplishments could serve as propaganda to tout a country’s scientific prowess and military potential.”
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