Sunday, August 14, 2011

QOTD: On Conspiracy Theories...

Because I have a number of friends who are conspiracy nuts - you know who you are ;). Steve Jobs via Paul Kedrosky:

“When you’re young, you look at television and think, There’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That’s a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It’s the truth.”
Though I don't really consider it depressing given that what we demand is getting better all the time. Not to mention the vapid, mainstream media continues to lose its grip as gatekeepers of the news and continue to hemorrhage viewers to those who seek more comprehensive sources like the net.

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