Chris Ziegler, retweeted by Tyler Cowen

imagine sitting down at a desk while 250 people line up and tell you, one by one, that kim jong-il has died. that’s twitter.

To which I reply:  imagine logging into Twitter and 250 people line up to tell you that Kim Jon-Il has died, and they can do it using as many characters as they want, and believe me these guys can use a lot of characters, and not only that but after they are done telling you, they are standing there in front of you and you have to have conversation with them and then find some polite way to say get out of here, i need to get some work done.  That’s working in an office.