I believe that if he’s ever hit the nail on the head when it comes to sampling our era of information it’s in this chapter. The concept of squeezing more time into a day sums up the time we live in extremely well, from the examples he gives of the lawyer who charges for timezone changes as full hours up to the simple fact that we live in a world where the 24 hour news cycle is deemed as “too slow” for information. He notes we live under the monoarchy of speed and i’d say it’d be hard to argue that from microwave ovens to DSL, we simply want things not now, but three minutes ago.


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