Pop thinking

Overhearing

Jun 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Pop thinking

Public transport used to be much more interesting People passed the time of day with others, had conversations about odd things, told stories. Lots of the time, only a few words might be heard, but they were enough. It was like having a few pieces of a jigsaw and imagining the full picture. Now, everyone listens to their own music or talks to friends on the phone; conversations have disappeared.

It was the fragmentation, the truncation, of conversations that endowed them with a memorable quality. Full conversations are prosaic; not even …