Friday, 15 April 2011
Posted by Jon Stone
Aside from the fact that 100 words is all the average person should need in order to sum up their opinions on most subjects, the appeal of this form lies in its rejection of specialism. One of the big grumbles about our generation is that our knowledge is broad and shallow. But to make oneself an expert is also a kind of retreat, a taking up of a fixed, unshakeable viewpoint, and generally not even a feasible option for most people. So let's celebrate the overview, which permits us to inspect objects lightly and to trace the distances between them.