Comments on comments?

Charlie Brooker in the Guardian says,

There’s no point debating anything online. You might as well hurl shoes in the air to knock clouds from the sky. The internet’s perfect for all manner of things, but productive discussion ain’t one of them. It provides scant room for debate and infinite opportunities for fruitless point-scoring: the heady combination of perceived anonymity, gestated responses, random heckling and a notional “live audience” quickly conspire to create a “perfect storm” of perpetual bickering.

I can infer that SquatCrunch agrees.

Posted in Networks, People
2 comments on “Comments on comments?
  1. Brian says:

    Sounds like .. Usenet.

  2. J. Alva Scruggs says:

    Hee, hee. He’s just hanging out with the wrong people. He’s also at a disadvantage from writing an online column for a popular newspaper. If Frank and I can achieve some degree of understanding on the troubling topic of soylent diesel, there’s hope for the internets yet.

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