Monday, November 9, 2009

"Think Different" is an advertising slogan created for Apple Computer in 1997

What a bunch of people... Think Different (Subtítulos Español)

The one-minute commercial featured black and white video footage of significant historical people of the past, including (in order)

Albert Einstein,
Bob Dylan,
Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Richard Branson,
John Lennon (with Yoko Ono),
R. Buckminster Fuller,
Thomas Edison,
Muhammad Ali,
Ted Turner,
Maria Callas,
Mahatma Gandhi,
Amelia Earhart,
Alfred Hitchcock,
Martha Graham,
Jim Henson (with Kermit the Frog),
Frank Lloyd Wright and
Pablo Picasso.

The commercial ends with an image of a young girl, Shaan Sahota, opening her closed eyes, as if to see the possibilities before her.

Traducción de un pequeño poema de W. H. Auden

And the public know
What all schoolchildren learn
Those to whom evil is done
Do evil in return.

Y el público sabe
Lo que los escolares aprenden
Aquellos a quienes se hace el mal
Retornarán el mal.

Más relacionado con este tópico, aquí y acerca de W. H. Auden aquí.

Addenda intempestivo: Aunque se coló en este post, interesante documento para comenzar a hurgar en la vida de uno de los más grandes poetas de habla germánica, Rilke.

Vida de Rainer Maria Rilke. La belleza y el espanto. Antonio Pau