>...the Empire of Mediocrity (is) successfully spreading its tentacles everywhere.
>Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw.
This scares the shit out of me. This is why the media/communication landscape is shifting so rapidly. It's the Empire of Mediocrity, not anything about information wanting to be free. The Market is speaking. It wants mediocrity. Blandness. Unthinking familiarity. It's not about The Shallows or anything like that. It is about the selection and reinforcement of brainlessness by the masses.