Does anyone know how much of the material on the web is original? I do not mean emails, blog comments, chats, and rants. I mean thoughtful, provocative stuff.
It seems to me that very few of us are coming up with new ideas. This during an explosion of knowledge about our physical and inner worlds.
Mash-ups are really just extreme sampling. It's re-cycling at best, stealing at worst.
Even the language of "new" has fallen on hard times. "Innovation" is doing more with the same. "Invention," "breakthrough," and "transformation" are passé. (Leave it to the French to nail that word.)
Maybe my memory is too good. Everything sounds the same. This is what I hate about mainstream radio and commercials: oldies. For some strange reason even teens love oldies--though they won't call them that.
I remember buying St. Pepper at EJ Korvettes the second week of June, 1967. I wore it out. Now that was something new and different. What is today's St. Pepper?
God, I sound old.
IBM is using the Kinks song, I'm Not Like Everybody Else on its TV ad. Have you seen it and mouthed along with it? Funny thing is, on one level--consumers--we are just like everybody else.
Isn't there anything new someone can come up with? Were the good ole days really THAT good?
Hey, this is starting to sound like a rant.