from Joel Stein: a very good point about the fact that as a professional opinion-writer, he is not actually paid to engage in conversations with the audience … he’s paid to research and present ideas.
“Part of the problem is that no etiquette has yet been established for the hyper-interactive world. And I, born before MySpace and email, don’t feel comfortable getting a letter and not answering it. And then, if I do, suddenly, we’re penpals, with all
those penpal responsibilities.”