I liked these insightful quotes from Hugh Laurie’s recent appearance on Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4. Quoting from the article…
He said he had not learned to surf in California because he knew he would be photographed.
“You’re not allowed that sort of tentative first experience of anything without having your picture taken.”
Laurie said digital cameras did not exist when he signed up to play the main character, Doctor Gregory House, and now they are everywhere.
“People photograph everything and nothing – no interaction is deemed to have actually happened unless somebody has a picture of it,” he said.
“Nobody is satisfied with having met a person without having a picture to prove it.”
He added: “I think that is odd and I think it’s so odd I think it might actually be starting to alter the way we think about each other and the way we think about general day-to-day social interaction.”