Silly Belgium. #belgium #silly #inbruges
Beer controls #bruges #halvemaan
#bruges #inbruges #brugge #nofilter #brugse Need to decide how to spell this place.
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On the platform #brussels
Pleased with that. 2hrs 39mins 21secs @londonduathlon #duathlete #timexstyle
#ridelondon (at Hampton Court Bridge)
Earlier this year I read the late great Iain Banks novel Espedair Street. Its protagonist, Dan Weir, is a musician, and at various points in the book he complains about industry types talking about the music as ‘the product’.
Music, he argues (as would I) is an art, not a product. Naming it thus reduces it to the level of a pair of trainers, or a chocolate bar.
This is a little bit like how I feel about the current overuse of the term ‘content’. It, too, is a word that is increasingly used in reference to music. But also to video, writing, photography, art. There’s so much of all of these things on the internet that the restraints of terminology has forced us to grouping them into one great big homogenous ball of ‘content’. Like the internet is just a giant plastic bucket we are all spitting into.
Which isn’t really far from the truth. But that doesn’t stop the fact that I feel a lot of things that are actually much closer to art, are now getting termed content.
Not anything I produce, obviously. My stuff is the budget brand pair of trainers of online content.
Corner. (at CASK Pub And Kitchen)