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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Advent characters

Why is it always the 'advent of the internet'? Was just reading yesterday's Grauniad media section, and every third commentator talks about the advent of the web, or digital media, or the net etc. I find this irrationally and disproportionately annoying.

3 comments:

john said...

just cos its a big new(ish) and broadly welcome (well, these guys are IT journalists) thing? do people say the advent of other type of things I wonder - can't really think

Colin said...

The advent of Sunny Delight. The advent of Celebrity Big Brother. The advent of Tamagotchis. The advent of advent calendars.

john said...

well, it's always "since the advent of the whatever" anyway