FROM THE DEPT. OF GET OFF MY GRUMPY OLD LAWN: TWITTER AS POISON

  There is very little worth knowing that you can inform yourself about, from scratch, to the extent that you can subsequently discuss the topic competently, by reading less than a page of text. But the wild popularity of a medium that restricts expression to 140 characters (equal to a cheap telegram, or an extremely laconic postcard) fairly guarantees that very, very few people will have the patience to read anything longer than┬áthe instructions on a shampoo bottle five years from now… which will give a tragic new twist to the meaning of a “1%”. Almost every day I encounter … Continue reading FROM THE DEPT. OF GET OFF MY GRUMPY OLD LAWN: TWITTER AS POISON