The man of letters is back.
Once a staple of public life, the likes of Henry James and Bernard Shaw have been in short supply. Television, and especially cable, have made the moving image dominant, and pushed back the role of letters.
Things are shifting back now. Ideas were once passed around via yellow pamphlets and personal letters.
Today, the weapon of choice is blog/email.
From the comfort of our keyboards we can reach out and engage others. Debate, provoke, challenge, present. Think of it as a level-market for ideas. By discussing things we expose assumptions and ignorance. (myself included!)
It’s an exciting time to be living in.