“15 Minutes of Fame” is the short-lived media publicity or celebrity of an individual or phenomenon.
This well-known expression is credited to pop artist Andy Warhol, who included the words “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes” in a program for a 1968 exhibition of his work.
However, this expression is 48 years old, so today we might amend Andy’s words to instead read, “In the future, everyone will have 15 gigabytes of fame.” I said it first. Thanks for visiting!
“In the future, everyone will have 15 gigabytes of fame.” ~ Eric Hatheway (1984)