I definitely feel stupider after reading that.
It's just a bit of fun.
Baroness Susan Greenfield, head of the Royal Institution and occasional star of Ben Goldacre's Bad Science column, has dramatically claimed, via the offices of the Daily Mail, that social websites harm children's brains. I think the Baroness misses a trick. Children are not the problem in my experience. My difficulty is the …
It is a pretty good representation of the sort of inane drivel found on most social networking sites. Suddenly people seem to think that anyone in the whole world cares if they take a slight stumble on a raised paving slab making them look a bit silly to the two people within sight at the time.
But then, it's just a bit of fun!
My first comment didn't make it through the tough Reg review, obviously. And it doesn't really surprise me. Maybe I should have "iconed" it as a joke (or grenade)? But than again, was it that much of a joke? So I give it another try.
A revealing reading indeed! Hope not too many of those twirpees do reproduce. Think about the children! Well, they would be just like the kids today, wouldn't they?
EA. the name says a bit or the other.
I'm tempted to link to this, though no one ever likes or clicks through.
Still, as my friends have no clue what I'm talking about when I make faux wisdom coinages such as "It takes a lot of semi-colons to write a C program," this is likely to be the best opportunity to share with them a favorite humorist and superb writer.
This is why nobody much minds going three months or more between Stob articles -- while I'll grant it may seem that's just because nobody much notices or cares whether Ms. Stob has turned in anything recently or not, but in fact it's actually because we're all so thoroughly comforted by the knowledge that we'll be blown right out of our socks when Stob finally comes through.
Now I think about it, it's sort of the Twitter-antithesis, isn't it? You wait for it, and then when it arrives there's actual substance there! Well done that Stob!
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