Tuesday, 3 July 2018

In Praise of Twitter - an Occasional Series

After I had a bit of a think about television yesterday, Twitter threw this thought from TS Eliot at me today:

"Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome."

Thank you, Twitter.

Some might contend that we now have a variety of mediums of entertainment that can leave us feeling "lonesome", to use Eliot's world.

For me though the really intriguing thing about Eliot's remark is its implication that he was aware of television's existence. I'd imagined he lived on another plane.

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