Brothers and sisters, we are gathered here today to mourn the death of Story. As you may have heard, it’s kaput—or, at the very least, terminally ill, wracked by videogames, wikis, recaps, talkbacks, YouTube, ADD, and the rise of a multiplatform, multipolar, mashup-media culture. That’s what Wired Magazine reported last week that “storytelling” is dying. [...]
Been thinking on the way we communicate a lot lately and have been thinking on why Twitter just flat out works and why it’s taking off. Here is why, Twitter is a text version of a 30-second television commercial? It’s branding with a limited amount of linguistic real-estate. What do you think?
The political climate in the past few years has been characterized by a level of polarization that would seem to indicate that it isn’t possible to disagree with a person without being disagreeable. Perhaps we’re afraid that being tolerant of other people’s beliefs will cause others to think we agree with them. Isn’t it possible [...]
I doubt if my wife’s British Grandmother has missed having at least one cup of tea any day since she was a young child. Lots of people have never developed a taste for it. My mother and I have always been tea drinkers, but not my Dad. A couple of years ago, his doctor recommended [...]