A mixture of ideas this. I've had the conceit of the invention of the round-robin kicking around for a few weeks, but it all started to make sense when I connected it to my current pet peeve of everyone on facebook/twitter having to have a strong opinion about Russell Brand (or whatever the talking point of the day is). It's all so tedious and unsurprising and there's not a single moment when I feel glad that someone's shared their half-through through opinion. Show me a considered, well worded, structured blog/article and we'll talk. It feels very much like the second generation of the round-robin. Unsolicited opinions. Leaping out at you from every part of the internet. Whether you asked for it or not.