Thursday 18 January 2018

Captains respect the rules of the game

RTE's four-part TV series is successfully tackling the war on boredom, writes Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

'The Number One Rule has to be: Don't Be Boring."

This was the view of Jeffrey P Bezos, founder of Amazon and the new owner of the Washington Post. He had other interesting things to say about this supposedly doomed industry, into which he has arrived with an investment of $250m.

But we can start with the Number One Rule: Don't Be Boring, as we reflect on the tendency of every new visionary statement on these matters to sound strangely like something that Aengus Fanning was saying about 20 years ago – Aengus too always warned against "the dead hand".

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