Like the blogs of yore, podcasts… are today’s de rigueur medium… And yet the frequency with which podcasts start (and then end, or “podfade,” as it’s coming to be known in the trade) has produced a degree of cultural exhaustion.
(Jennifer Miller, “Have We Hit Peak Podcast?” NYTimes, 7-18-19)
The cyber picnic, my friends, has moved on.
The Kardizzians and Kewdipies have pitched blanket in a far meadow. The Influenced track their spoor and veer thither like droves of skittish wildebeest.
Where moments ago blogs capered and podcasts tramped, sugar ants coat petit fours discarded in the bent grasses.
The wind hums on wire.
A dove coos.
Already the grass is unbending.
(c) 2019 JMN