Socrates, born in Athens in the 5th century BCE, marks a watershed in Ancient Greek philosophy.So, colleagues, we are no longer needed. At the time I am writing, this piece of doxography has been retweeted more than 41000 times. So, there we are, fellow academics. We failed to reach out sufficiently to a wider world of people hungry for philosophical advice (since, of course, that really is what we are supposed to do) and now, inevitably, our role will be usurped by popstars and 'slebs. It's all our own fault, so there's no use moaning about it.
— Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles) February 13, 2013
(Thanks to JB for alerting me to the end of my useful working life.)