Winging it

I had to post this link to Charlie Brooker’s column in The Guardian today.

Anyone who’s gotten past their mid-20s and thought “Hang on a minute, aren’t I supposed to ‘get it’ now?” will probably enjoy it.

Life doesn’t get easier to make sense of, we just develop new and cleverer ways of disguising our ignorance.



7 Responses to “Winging it”

  1. 2 Tim March 27, 2007 at 9:23 am

    Charlie Brooker is one of the few people consistently worth reading in the UK.

    Television and newspaper are inherently ephemeral media though. If you want in-depth, you read a book about it. You can’t do in-depth passively. You have to actively seek it out. That’s the way the brain works. It used to be how we educated children as well, but we lost that somewhere down the line and now we have teachers that read a chapter ahead of their pupils…

  2. 3 Claire March 27, 2007 at 11:08 am

    I am definitely at least a few chapters behind

  3. 4 aaron78 March 27, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Agreed Tim. His rants always make me laugh but this was a genuinely thoughtful piece, and he’s obviously tapped into feeling many people share judging by the comments he got!

    Claire, you’re not alone!

  4. 5 Alex (machine) March 28, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    Spooky twilight zone thing as I was just watching Charlie Brooker’s show Screenwipe on BBC4 and scrolling down your blog thinking it was the kind of show you’d watch when lo this post came up.

  5. 6 aaron78 March 29, 2007 at 8:18 am

    Hey Alex, I had no idea you were a reader!

    Is Screenwipe downloadable anywhere?

  6. 7 Alex March 29, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    A reader, albeit a fairly infrequent one.

    No idea but I guess UK Nova would be your best bet, can be awkward to get a username at times though for some reason.

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