Saturday, March 8, 2008

Broder, Klein, and Ignatius: the Early Years

This is how it starts. And then you have years of mutual backscratching, and eventually, an iron, supremely smug, conventional wisdom that brooks no heterodoxy. You would think the internet would make this sort of thing less likely, as it makes it unnecessary for people to hang out together, but people are people, no matter what tools they have, and hanging out with other people and doing things to gain and keep their acceptance is something that human beings are programmed to do. Keyboards don't make people say stupid things, people make people say stupid things. Or something like that.