Monday, January 22, 2007Charlie Booker of the Guardian states.
Then he goes on to state "Opinionated people are everywhere... Never in history have there been so many opportunities to put your opinion across. You can print it in papers, shout it on the radio, text it to the news channels or whack it on the internet. And it all happens so quickly, you don't even have to think your opinions through; if you can't be bothered doing the brainwork, you can simply repeat what someone else has said using slightly different words. And poorer spelling."
In my case I have ceased to see the value of having an opinion particularly on this blog. Does it seriously matter? Of course, I am more than happy to give it when I am asked a question. However, offering an opinion nowadays is like banging another pan in the cacophony of self-important voices with very little marginal instrumental contribution to what is now incomprehensible script. Reading anything nowadays is more of an exercise in filtering what is of informative value and what is ineffable tedium. And even this post, in all modesty contributes to the latter, so what is the point of this blog all together.