Thursday, December 31, 2009

Summing up the decade on New Year's Eve 2009

"The decade where people communicate as indirectly as possible but as often as possible while sharing as much information as possible and as useless of information as possible." — a friend on Facebook

"Throughout the decade, the real world pursued, hectored, harassed. Ignorance was punished. Hubris found its comeuppance. The optimists were routed, the pessimists validated. . . . This was a decade when things you didn't know about could really hurt you." — Joel Achenbach

"The aughts were ruined by not letting good crises go to waste." — Will Wilkinson


Jason (the commenter) said...

We were living in golden age, but boy, people sure did bitch a lot.

John Althouse Cohen said...

You'd probably like The Progress Paradox by Gregg Easterbrook.