Monday, 16 January 2012

Were you really, genuinely outraged by this performance? I wasn't.

"YouTube and Twitter are wonderful, wonderful things that have changed how we interact with the world … But they have created a mechanism by which we can we can monitor and record behaviour, whether of private citizens or public figures, play them over and over again, and share them with an alarming rapidity. Perhaps this heightened speed also leads us to feel forced into heightened reactions. Without the time to digest context and meaning we can only choose from a range of default reactions, largely based on our own prejudices … There are real problems here; the first is that our need for instant reactions may lead us to the wrong conclusions."
Padraig Reidy, writing for, Thursday 1 December 2011.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Hard shoulder.

Little Chef in Rain, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire by
Paul Graham.

I had an Omelette Breakfast from Little Chef - East Harlow the day we signed our record deal.