It’s hard to argue with the thesis of this article (especially with the checklist right there) and with the fact Hollywood films have gone awful checklist – as we’ve talked about here endlessly. So this might be “Writer Zero” in any attempt to track the epidemiology of sameness.
I might be skeptical that one book could have an influence, but then again there’s the disturbingly believable claim that it looks like one dumb idea helped lead to our cultural-econmic-financial-business culture problems.
Serdar of course will be writing more of this on his blog, which I look forward to. I wish I could do more than nod and go “probably” and may in the days to come.