March 6th, 2011

Social Media

I don't have a Facebook page and I don't Twitter. I've spent my life avoiding random and meaningless social contacts and why should I change now, just because we've got a technology that enables them?  I see people are beginning to complain about how much time these things eat and how they're the death of proper, slow, worked-out thinking. Well, yes, of course. 

I'm not a technophobe. I understand how useful Twitter and Facebook are as tools of revolution. I hate them not because they're new but because- like the telephone- they intrude.

How Odd

How odd that all the people who used to schmooze Gaddafi when he was in charge of his country and chucking money around (western politicians, entertainers, academics) have only just discovered what a bad man he is.