Seth Godin, a marketing blogger, writes a small but thoughtful post in which he lists the real "reasons" for things. For example:
"The reason they teach biology before they teach chemistry in high school is that biology was invented first. Even though you need chemistry to do biology, but not vice versa.
The reason that Blockbuster exists is that VCR tapes used to cost more than $100.
The reason that SUVs have a truck chassis is that the government regulates vehicles with a truck chassis differently.
The reason we don't have school in the summer is so our kids can help with farmwork. Or because it's too hot and there's no air conditioning..."
He ends the post with the question, "What's your reason?" This got me thinking about theatre and its future. Are we caught up in "reasons" that might seem illogical if we view them with regards to their history as Seth Godin does?