The appearance of "reckoning" at the end of Mr Bridle's post today, in this passage...
"And at the end I said something about my current dilemma, summarised in the title quote above (which was said to me by a curator quitting her job), that opinions are no longer a useful or appropriate organising principle, that reckoning is no longer a scarcity, that the network now so obviously and explicitly extends beyond the bounds of any individual being able to say anything useful or conclusive on or about it in isolation, that telling someone your opinion is like telling them about your dreams."
...made me realise how commonplace the idea of 'reckons' has become in RIG parlance. It's just such a useful way to describe a particular form of opinion. Recently, for instance, we found ourselves describing assertions as "30% reckon, 70% know".
So I thought I should explain where it came from - Mitchell and Webb. The sketch below, but more specifically the original, radio version, which I think I put in a podcast, back when I did that, but which I can't find now. It's good.