The Commodification of Silence

Several journalists have written about the commodification of silence, contending that silence has become a luxury item, even packaged in with other “no bad thing” marketing approaches (i.e. no gluten, no toxins, no noise).  BOSE’ noise cancelling headphones are singled out as both a technological triumph and as a part of a stream of luxury ‘anti-noise’ or ‘no-noise’ products.  Links to the full articles are at the end  of the excerpts.


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