Old telcoms ads like this 1958 Bell Telephone masterpiece are a reminder that those over-the-top caricatures of ads in classic MAD Magazines were, in fact, not caricatures at all, but lightly tweaked and largely faithful representation of the aesthetic of the day.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.