Times Like These Deserve . . . Empathy

In the bruising, mean-spirited patch we’re in right now, perhaps it was inevitable that a counter-reaction. But for whatever the reason, it seems apparent that the movement on the build right now is . . . empathy.  

But you’ll have to understand where I’m coming from.

Which, specifically, is the NAB show in Las Vegas and the NewFronts in New York. Those events aren’t hotbeds of discussions of emotional response, but surprisingly/significantly, the idea of empathy seemed to be–what?–trending both at the technology convention and at the digital programming/sales event. It’s hard not to connect the dots.