57: Steve Guttenberg’s Bible
It has come to my attention that the best-selling book of all time was written, for the most part, during the Bronze Age. It strikes me as a major indictment of today’s literary world that no author, not even me, can get near The Bible in terms of units sold.
We don’t live in the Bronze Age any more. I challenge you to find anything in your house that’s made of bronze. We don’t even live in the Iron Age. Who irons anything in a world of near-ubiquitous sportswear?
We’re not even, really, in the Computer Age any more. The technology is disappearing into the fabric of things to the extent that it’s becoming invisible. We’re beyond mere materials. For future historians the most visible signature of our time will be that funny-looking lass off TOWIE.
We live in the Age Of Trivial Celebrity. Your book, or TV show, or diet, or prosthetic limb, doesn’t mean bupkus in the media unless you’ve got a celebrity endorsement attached.