in true nerd fashion, i'm debating with a friend about the evolution of entertainment and critiques leveled against various medias.
in my opinion, one who comes into contact with media during its initialization is likely more qualified to critique the subject matter than one who is performing retrospective analysis.
i'd liken it to someone playing Halo for the first time today and stating it is junk, as opposed to I and the millions of others that had the opportunity to play it when it first came out.
the idea can be blanketed across much of the entertainment spectrum, from programming and videogames to cinema and music.
what are your thoughts?