Ira Glass: Shakespeare Sucks
On the very bright side, Glass admits he probably can't defend that.
Being able to admit error has become even more important with the twitterfication of middlebrow discourse. Being able to admit error has always been important, thought he ability has always been rare. Now that it's easier for people to say things quickly and publicly, they will undoubtedly say stupider things. Add a 140-character limit to that, and you'll get a whole lotta bullshit. Up the percentage of error, and you up the importance of admitting error.
So...anybody think that people--especially the kind of people likely to become twits--are going to get better at admitting their mistakes?
Yeah, I didn't think so.
Anyway: Glass is way, way wrong, and props to him for (basically) admitting it.