One of my former clients, the founder of Astrology.com, made out with millions. Another client, founder of a nonprofit astronomy site, Planetquest, probably lost a million of his own money in the venture. Even in this age of enlightenment, most people would rather be informed by the alignment of the stars and the planets with their birth dates than by the chance to discover formerly unknown stars and planets in our universe. Are myths more powerful than reality because they don't require the intellectual rigor to understand them?
Friends tried to set me up with a recent widower, apparently the only kind of male available today who is not quite yet Match.com detritus. As soon as I saw he had a PC -- with an ancient version of Windows -- I knew we were incompatible. I could never mate with anyone other than a Macintosh user. He also had a large-screen TV, which is another total turnoff.
Reading an article in The New Yorker by Tad Friend about viral videos, such as those found on YouTube and Vine. Reminds me of the explosion of aesthetically deviant print designs when Adobe first came out with a slew of available fonts. A new medium, such as video, does not necessarily lead to better content, as the invention of the camera demonstrated a century ago.