"Phone-y Business" and Exposure in the Information Age

"Phone-y Business" and Exposure in the Information Age

Is the Internet destroying magic by allowing you to look up the secret to any trick while it's being performed in front of you?

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(Disclosure: Steven Brundage and I are both participants on the Magic sub-reddit.)

It would never occur to me that "being on the same subreddit" was a disclosure-worthy offense.

OT: I always thought that the big exposure nowadays would not be people looking up manuals online, but people reverse engineering tricks from cell phone footage. It seems like every time someone pulls a stunt in public, like hanging off the side of a building with (apparently) just your flat palm resting on it, there are a dozen Youtube videos and 'experts' in the comment section pointing out

 

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