Friday, February 23, 2007

A Penn Jillette quote on art & technology

When I sent this quote by Penn Jillette ( the larger, louder half of comedy-magic team Penn & Teller) to my friend Catherine:
Technology adds nothing to art. Two thousand years ago, I could tell you a story, and at any point during the story I could stop, and ask, Now do you want the hero to be kidnapped, or not? But that would, of course, have ruined the story. Part of the experience of being entertained is sitting back and plugging into someone else's vision.
she wrote me and asked:
And, the point of a webmistress sending this out is?
I answered:
I thought it might amuse you.

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