Must admit, I’ve been looking at motorbikes and yet again we’re probably going to differ in taste. For some, the go-fast striped, angular speed machine but I like the classic styles and there’s not much more classic than the Royal Enfield:
I’d no idea these were still around … or at least the design concept is still around … but it is:
Johnson: Why Sir, it is much easier to say what it is not. We all know what light is but it is not easy to tell what it is. [April 12th, 1776]
To that I would add Adrian Mitchell in 1964, in Poems:
Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.
There’s an episode of the Maury Chaykin Nero Wolfe where Archie goes to a ‘poetry’ reading by the most geeky member of the ensemble. The room was in garish colours and the ‘poet’ was in a basket chair, the young people sitting crosslegged on cushions round about, listening to his guff.
In the background was ‘shock of the new’ type atonal sound and the ‘poet’ was holding forth about lickspittle something or other – discordant, angular. Archie Goodwin, no poet or thespian, was putting up with it for the sake of a female he had his eye on for a bit of nooky later.… More here ...
It’s like electricity, having a car, it’s about anything in life – it’s how you use it that’s critical, that which you allow through and that which you don’t – it’s all in your own hands whether Twitter is to be a learning vehicle or an echo chamber.
Statements like ‘Twitter is for the chattering classes’ may well be true for the latter but just as with the net itself – there’s a world of learning out there, you just have to painstakingly gather it and shut out the dross.