Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Play "Rewrite the Headline"

The previous post is an example of playing "Rewrite the Headline", which I just made up, but for a purpose. By a large margin, most people only read the headlines, and never delve into the body, unless they are drawn in by the headline. And yet the headline can also be deceptive and leading. It is a form of framing. As such, every headline should be reconsidered after reading the body, and maybe rewritten, if only in the mind.

But why make it work? Make it play! As God once said: "Work is alright, but play is more valuable."