Cultural markers of decline at WSJ Live
I hardly ever watch TV or anything TV-like, and haven't for years, so this video came as a bit of a shock:
Here's a WSJ columnist with cheap clothes and no tie, and a background that shows a messy office, and in the middle of the interview a Skype fail, so the columnist has to pick up a handset (not even a mike). And everybody thinks this is normal. I guess it is normal. And I don't care if "it's only online."
The video reminds me of what air travel has become: The face we present to the world in our international terminals is one of poor signage, bad lighting, cheap tile, scruffy rugs, along with gastarbeiter cleaners, Imperial eagles, and an omnipresent security force. Second world, here we come...
NOTE Via Big Picture.