Sarah Morgan

Healthcare Geek.
Professional Communicator.


What Use Is It?

If you’re like me, you’re sick to death of people who don’t understand social media always giving the snide rhetorical question-as-rationale, “What use is it? What’s it FOR?”

Benjamin Franklin watched the first manned flight – two balloonists, in Paris. One of the many amazed bystanders was skeptical, and had a snide rhetorical question: “Monsieur, franchement, à quoi peut bien servir de s’envoler dans les airs?” Which, in 1783-French-to-2011-English, means, “What use is flying? What’s it FOR?”

To which Franklin replied: “Monsieur, à quoi peut bien servir l’enfant qui vient de naître ?” Which is, roughly, “What use is a newborn baby?”

No wonder the man’s on our hundreds.

Just because you don’t know what it’ll do yet doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any business being here now.


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