(noon. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
However, Mr. President, I’ve heard your pronouncements and speeches before, and even though I watch television frequently I did not take on the asinine presumption of that ludicrous medium, I have a memory, I forget very little. The past is indeed relevant in evaluating your proposals, oh yes, and what I’ve repeatedly seen is a great speech to start good politics and then total failure as no leadership fight evolves to make it happen.
My minor point is-
Television and Radio are a serial medium of communication. Even as you are processing the information they provide, new information is coming in all the time and I find myself frequently sitting there after an hour or a day of mind numbing novocaine saying to myself-
What the fuck?
What did I just see?
Seriously, I can’t remember. It washes over me and through me with no point of reference, bobbing up and down in the middle of a vast ocean like Spalding Gray in Swimming to Cambodia.
Print on the other hand is random access.
No only can you absorb it at your own pace, but you can go back and review in light of new information and confirm what you think is true.
Blogging is kind of a hybrid. You can review it if you can find it and good luck with that.
The perfect form is a book, condensed and easy to carry. Indexed with page numbers.
News papers are much more messy. Not only does the ink rub off on your hands, if you collect too many of them you’re in danger of suffocating under a collapsing pile of the past.