Anniversary of D-Day. The Invasion of Europe began with landings on the beaches of Normandy. When I was younger, many in our number remembered the Day, they were older men and women, and we younger people often wondered what it had been like. No one could really tell us. Most of our information came from the media of films and books. We were the audience. Our own participation was a judgment call, like reviewers we'd say this film or this book was good. Our judgments were of course based upon how entertained we were.
The idea of negative entertainment never really enters the equation, it's more
like Homework, something very few us younger people wanted to do, and I strongly
suspect it's the same now as it was then. Maybe in time it might be possible to
hook people up to a technical device, so they might experience something like
D-Day as it was rather than as it has been variously described, or remembered.
For such a device to actually enable the experience of something like D-Day, of
the people who went into the machine a good percentage of them could never come