Thursday, February 28, 2008

Conor McNicholas and his media

We know he meant it in jest, but there was something telling about Conor McNicholas' explanation of his magazine habits in Monday's MediaGuardian:

There are lots of magazines I read from a work point of view because I'm constantly looking for good ideas to steal.

Wouldn't the world be a happier place if he was reading magazines to see who was stealing his ideas?

More interesting is his take on new media:
But I've almost completely given up on MySpace and Facebook already. They're really great fun for three weeks, but I just don't have the time any more. If you're 15 years old, though, and fantastically self-obsessed, they're a brilliant invention.

Alas, space is not on hand for him to explain if he also sees users of the NME's social networking tool, MyNME, as "self-obsessed" fifteen year-olds.