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11 March 2010 @ 07:04 pm
Writer's Block: Welcome to the mobile decade  
The eighties were known as the Me decade. The nineties have been called the Electronic age. So far, what would you label this decade?

Assuming the decade in question is (approximately) 2001-2010:

The Widening Gyre. Come on: "The best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are full of passionate intensity ... ?" Oh, yeah, Yeats had our number.

Hafochafoc on March 12th, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC)
But that's poetic, and poetry has a certain beauty. There's nothing beautiful about this decade. I nominate "Swirling Vortex of Suck."
leonard_arlotteleonard_arlotte on March 12th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
I'm inclined to call it the Viral Decade. Computer virus surged; Bird and Swine flu viruses have had their day; Viral video and advertising were introduced.
Baxil: as above so belowbaxil on March 12th, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
My only objection would be that the original poem implies a lead-in to impending Armageddon. While things still seem to be crappy and (depending on who you talk to and in what context) possibly getting worse, the downhill slide isn't really accelerating in the way it was in the mid-Oughts.

So along the same lines but with slightly less eschatology, I nominate "The Shattering."
Your Obedient Serpent: doomsday clockathelind on March 13th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)