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February 10, 2013


Easterbrook is such a self-righteous twit. I used to read his TMQ columns but found him teeth-grindingly irritating even before he was suspended (I think he was accused of anti-Semitism, or at least of stereotyping Jewish people).

Maybe in an ideal world his punishment would be to coach a perennially lousy football team that he could only communicate with via Twitter...

I've got to admit that I like the description of twitter as a self-absorbed child.

But is Twitter the problem or is it merely one more item where we are self-absorbed as a whole ? And is criticizing Twitter some sort of psychological dodging (seeing MichaelF above I wonder if the author of the link is self_absorbed). And what is wrong with a little harmless fun ?

The problem, as I see it, is how do you get rid of the noise to find the items of importance.

The link at the top is busted... :(

Also, Gregg Easterbrook -- or, in fact, any major media pundit -- complaining that Twitter is self-absorbed or infantile is like Batman complaining that some people care too much about bats.

"...where we take the stupidest possible use a tool and use that use to declare the tool itself stupid."

This is what Easterbrook does, over and over, to everything. A friend of mine calls it single-valued logic.



Completely agree on the food pics, though I did make an exception once, taking picture of a dinner that I had and sending it out to one person.

Why was that? Because that person paid for it...it was his birthday treat to me. A fellow I've known for over 20 years, who lives in Australia, so we can't experience such dinners face to face.

I showed him what his money bought, and he liked it. :-)

I'm not so sure it is age so much as the authoritarian joy of self righteous umbrage. Which can become addictive at a remarkably early age.

No shit.
If I'd wanted to see what you had at Applebees, I'd have gone there with you.


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