You Tube – The End Of Civilization As We Know It (yeah right)


Original playout date: 7 April 2008
Duration: 36:33

“This is the belated rant for December, although, despite a tiny amount of Christmas related talk at the beginning, most of this rant refers to an article in the online Telegraph dated 7 April 2008, which is when I made the rant.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/07/nweb107.xml
Some sense-starved junkalist, hiding behind the weasel phrase “”experts have warned””, presumes today to describe our use of the available bandwidth as less valid than his own use, for newspaper articles. I contend that anyone can write – at least at the stylistic level of his article, give or take a few spelling mistakes – whereas not everyone can produce entertaining and informative online video content. Therefore I go on to challenge the author of that article to produce his own video response to my rant, if he thinks that YouTube is such a bad idea, let him tell it to us face-to-face, over the camera.

On the way I give advice to town planners about traffic management in cities, and give a few pointers, which, if only listened to by the right ears, could greatly improve the quality of life for millions living in cities whose commuting plight today is largely caused by the control-freak complexes of minor government employees, and their inability to let free-market philosophy impact on road design.”

A really silly article suggesting that online video could cause the whole internet to grind to a halt. It’s ten years later and now we have even more views of even more films, many times over per day than back then, and maybe several times over as much iuploaded video material, and yet the internet we still have.

But did I see anything from that journalist or paper apologising for getting it wrong, for making us worry with no reason? Of course not. After all – THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE THERE FOR.

Quote of the clip: Perhaps the more intereting part of the rant however is the issue of Christmas trees and syncretism that comes at the start.

***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 942
Likes at the time added to HTV: 10
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 0
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 100.0%
Comments at time added: 2
Total interactions at time added: 12
Total interactions to views 1.3%
Location: Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Hulirant
Music used: “All the time in the world”, Louis Armstrong
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: Ameca splendens in tank behind

About David J. James

56 year old UK origin Chartered Accountant and business consultant who loves languages, literature, history, religion, politics, internet, vlogging and blogging and lively written or spoken discussion, plays backgammon and a few other board games. Walks and listens to Audible for hours a day usually, and avoids use of the car. Conservative Christian, married to an angel with advanced Multiple Sclerosis. We have three kids, two of them autistic, and we live in Warsaw, Poland. On the board of the main British-Polish charity Fundacja Sue Ryder in Poland, and involved in the Vocational Autistic School of "Nie Z Tej Bajki" in Warsaw. Member of Gideons International. Serves on two committees of the Chamber of Auditors in Poland, and on several Boards and Supervisory Boards. Has own consultancy called Quoracy.com delivering business governance and audit/valuation solutions as well as mentoring. Author of the GoldList Method for systematic optimal use of the long-term memory in learning.

Posted on 12/10/2018, in Blog only, Hulirants, Religion and Philosophy, Viktor Huliganov and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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