Tuesday, January 08, 2008
An article in the New York Times drew my attention to a new website Big Think which the NYT piece describes as "a YouTube for ideas." It sounds very intriguing, until you check it out and you discover that it's nothing more than another platform for the kind of people who show up on Charlie Rose, which is not surprising since the two guys behind it are former "producers" with the show. The concept itself is interesting if Big Think could have developed into a site where intellectuals discuss issues with other intetellectuals and interact with you and I. But there isn't any reason why should waste my time watching John McCain or Tom Friedman do their familiar shtick.