Friday, July 31, 2009

upon reflection

The internet affords writers, journalists, anyone really the ability to share information and stories very quickly. Today, Henry Lewis Gates reflected upon the Beer Summit in a telephone interview that a journalist transformed into a short article. Henry’s cell phone must be buzzing continuously today.

Henry, as a writer, must surely have some ideas floating about in that writer’s intellect of his about the past few weeks. I wonder if he will write something about his jammed door incident. Perhaps not. Maybe he will use the experience as foundation for other projects, in a way having the experience as a personal reminder about the fragile nature of fame, race, politics, the media, and personal privacy.

With all the opportunities for accelerated thought sharing, social networking, I think he will take some time to think about all of this and upon reflection write something insightful in time.

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