Buying the 'Great Conversation'

By John Honovich, Published Feb 29, 2016, 12:00am EST (Info+)

Do not feel bad if you hear the 'Great Conversation' and think of Plato, Plutarch or Shakespeare.

Sadly, a company has hijacked the 'Great Conversation' and turned it into a money making opportunity for promoting security manufacturers.

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Comments (4)

"Pay for play" may be the norm, but this one features "Pay to be played" as well.

To the tune of $750 per conversationalist end-user.

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"Sadly, a company has hijacked the 'Great Conversation' and turned it into a money making opportunity for promoting security manufacturers."

Hik-jacked here as well:

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In defense of Hikvision, the event you reference promotes reading books, totally unlikely ASG's sales event.

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In defense of me, I would point out that those are Western Authors in the wings there, and that they are promoting the reading of "Classics" (according to Google translate).

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The Great Conversation is a characterization of references and allusions made by authors in the Western canon to the works of their predecessors.

Of course it's nothing like ASG's sales event as far as content, I didn't mean to imply that. They only share the concept of hikjacking, by co-opting the concept into a strange setting, and Hikvision is a least really talking about classic literature.

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