I watched Cat's magazines turn from storied works into massive picture books with photo notes. Things like Cosmo, Good Housekeeping, People...all the things she would read to keep-up her trivia knowledge for gameshows have done away with true articles. No one seem to do any extensive writing (well maybe New Yorker still). Most are a few blurbs and lots of images. Confusing graphic table of contents and few page numbers to find anything, but just flip-hunt for photos.
I told you so.
In one quarter century we gave up on literacy. I try to read chat. Many shortcut terms and entire nonsense words appear, which I have no idea the context. I had one guy make a statement about a WoW video and I truly asked him if he was happy, sad or trying to offend me. After a small back and forth, rather mundane, he deleted the post after I told him that if you truly wants to attack someone's ideas, study a bit more the masters like Twain, Rogers or even Dennis Miller. Carlin knew how to speak and condemned this age of feelings and photos. People mouth-off and then get offended. Go to Bowies already, settle these matters like men. Else learn some rhetoric.
Not even Obits seem to have any substance and most of them are written and edited years in advance; only takes an update for someone to change the whole format to add mouseover tips.
No country left for old men. Pity anyone trying to start a business with this nation of Weaklings of High Expectation. Rome after the Pax. Where are the Huns, when you need them?