Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

What She Said

Here's something Bonnie Greer said the other day (wording only approximate:) "The young are living in a world that those of us who grew up before the IT revolution cannot begin to understand and should mostly shut up about."

I couldn't agree more. And it comes to mind everytime the media is swept by a moral panic about some internet trend or app or whatever.

Today it's Tinder. A TV journalist on Channel 4 who didn't look much older than 30 (but still too old to understand) had signed up for the service pretending to be a teen and was saying to us, for all the world like some red-faced Victorian paterfamilias, "Would you like your daughter....?"

And I thought, " Oh, stop making such an exhibition of yourself..."
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