15 September 2008

I just can't get enough

In a game of Association Football (soccer), the player who has the best, most unobstructed view of the field of play is the goalkeeper. The goalkeeper, of course, has only a very limited ability to affect the actual course of the game, and has to rely on his ability to yell his insights as loud as possible to the rest of the team.

So it is for the organic intellectual or Mage in the modern era. Note that we're not talking about the coach or the manager - the goalie is actually on the field and playing.