Having read several bits of overexcited rubbish about the way Twitter and Facebook supposedly render obsolete everything that comes before them, I was reminded of a Bertolt Brecht (pictured left) poem which I have dug out.
A new age does not begin all of a sudden.
My grandfather was already living in the new age
My grandson will probably still be living in the old one.
The new meat is eaten with the old forks.
It was not the first cars
Nor the tanks
It was not the airplanes over our roofs
Nor the bombers.
From new transmitters came the old stupidities.
Wisdom was passed on from mouth to mouth.