Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day (cleanskies) wrote,
Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day
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good grief, did anyone else see the culture show this week?

(deafening silence)

I was moved to complain:

I have just been watching "The Future of Fun" sequence presented by the odious, smug, patronising, and yet ill-informed Matthew Sweet. Most of the exciting future innovations the "pundits" were speculating about already exist -- in fact, I am watching it at the moment, on a Tivo, a futuristic computerised method of organising your television viewing more sophisticated than the "comedic" sexy talking television Sweet used as a substitute for his girlfriend in a scenario that was patronising, dismissive and vaguely distasteful in its contempt for young people, people with an interest in computers, experts and women. I appreciate that new media may not be as much of a speciality for the programme as say film or architecture, but if you lack the expertise to present credible reporting on a topic, perhaps it should not be included. There are masses of exciting, innovative and interesting issues in this area; let's concentrate on them, rather than on misguided attempts at humour by a luddite struggling pitifully with his internalised technophobia. Respect it enough to research it properly, or don't include it at all.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Dennis.

P.S. The new comments and complaints system did not improve my mood at all.
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