Samuel Fine’s comment in response to the Clay Shirky quote.
Just because the youngsters are used to it doesn’t mean they aren’t worse off for it. We live in this world of useless fleeting tidbits of nothingness; we’re acclimating, sure, but the long view is that we’ll look back on Twitter in 10, 5, or 2 years and say, “Wait, what?” We’re fooling ourselves. WE don’t understand what’s going on. We’re just too deep in it to notice.
11 January 2009
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