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@sarah churchwell

- "I always prescribe books for any given problem." Damian Barr


l@noreenahertz: Social networking tends to reinforce and deepen existing views, not challenge them. We follow people like ourselves.


- Not sure why British intellectuals worry Net reinforces tribal behaviour - newspapers and comms did same.

@julia hobsbawm

- Tom Hollander: "Film tends to be made for kids. The generation who watched Woody Allen watch TV boxed sets."

@benat ipsosmori

- Prof Ian Goldin - global life expectancy rising by 8 hours every 48 hours.

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