Redundant, risible and sublime

"Have you ever wondered what celebrities do when they use the web?" asks Google. No, actually, I haven't. Never mind, Google ploughs on, you can now tour the homepages of your favourite celebrities, using iGoogle. Eight celebrities are mentioned; I have heard of four of them, only one of whom I know to have done anything useful (Al Gore). I can't bear to write more, but please do visit the Google blog if you want to know more about it.

As more ministers toppleTop five political backstabbings. Funny, but is that all they could think of? Or should I write, Et tu, Brute?

Sean French writes that "DVDs are good for movies but utterly fantastic for opera". Bernard Haitink's Glyndebourne version of The Marriage of Figaro will cost you £175 to see live (the only price on offer) or £14 to buy the DVD. Advantages and one disadvantage of the recorded medium are duly noted.

One thought on “Redundant, risible and sublime

  1. Maxine – I couldn’t agree more, why should I possibly be interested in what ‘celebrities dow when they use the web’? It’s interesting that the first three names listed to catch my attention are Dave Matthews, Rachael Ray and Katie Couric – and I haven’t a clue who any of them are. (This assumes it’s not Dave Matthews the carpenter who does woodwork in our village.)
    This is one more example of the way that US organizations haven’t yet realized what the global reach of the web really means. Domestic celebrities don’t translate. I don’t suppose they know or care who Jamie Oliver or Jordan are, (come to think of it, neither do I,) but they assume we know their famous-for-being-famous people.
    I bet they’d get much more world recognition for (say) Stephen Hawking.

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