Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Have you read Shades of preference in storytelling?
We like stories. This is obvious when you read sports columns. Most of the time there’s really no substantive value-add. If you want substance, just check box scores. But we want a story. So sports columnists give us a story.
I like the last point the author is making: Just as I have changed over time, so humans as a species have different aesthetic preferences, rather than superior and inferior ones. I wish that people would be a bit more self-aware about this.
Btw: how do you like the storytelling in the Monty Python Sketch? I think it's interesting to look at it from a storytelling perspektive.