Posts Tagged ‘delusion’

The problem is communication. We have somehow gotten the idea that ‘communication’ is always a wonderful thing. This delusion didn’t start with the digital revolution. Henry David Thoreau pointed it out 164 years ago in Walden: ‘We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas… but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.’ -P.J. O’Rourke