Charlie Brooker The Guardian 220107 Never in history have there been so many opportunities to put your opinion across. You can print it in papers, shout it on the radio, text it to the news channels or whack it on the internet. And it all happens so quickly, you don't even have to think your opinions through; if you can't be bothered doing the brainwork, you can simply repeat what someone else has said using slightly different words. And poorer spelling. Most opinions, however, don't really need to be written down at all. They can be replaced by a sound effect - the audible equivalent of an internet frowny-face. Imagine a sort of world-weary harrumph accompanied by the faintest glimmer of a self-satisfied sneer. That's 90% of all human opinion on everything, right there. Internet debates would be far more efficient if everyone just sat at their keyboards hitting the "harrumph" key over and over again. A herd of people mooing their heads off. Welcome to 2007. Full article here Sound familiar? Quarter-baked thoughts thrown into the ether with the self-asssumed portent of the Ten Commandmants but the intellectual rigour of the Cheeky Girls' lyrics? Repetition of inherited wisdoms/cliches that have had more wear than Cherie Blair's Nectar card? 'And another thing...' rants of the kind that Alf Garnett parodied to death four decades ago? 'Media will eat itself' instances of newspaper websites reporting on other websites reporting on newspaper websites? Fantastic, isn't it? !