Sunday, October 09, 2005

Our Strange Mediated World

20,000 people or more are feared dead in Pakistan because of a tremendous earthquake, and the No. 1 most emailed article on the NYT website as of 11:25 a.m. Sunday is "A Fast Track to Toilet Training for Those at the Crawling Stage."

What is our world coming to?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

one question: upon hearing about the earthquake, did you drop everything you were doing, sell all of your belongings and then send the proceeds to Pakistan? No? Like most people, you probably read the paper/ saw it on the news and thought, "wow that is horrible, those poor people" and then went about your day. i don't necessarily think the world is ending because people are still interested in toilet training their children instead of spending their time lamenting a natural disaster.