Being Surrounded By Electronic Media = Lame

“To put this another way: alongside specific effects, much of the time the everyday noise of media is the buzz of the inconsequential, the just there. This is neither the media’s downside nor their saving grace. The buzz of the inconsequential is the media’s essence. This pointlessness is precisely what we are, by and large, not free not to choose.”

-Todd Gitlin, Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives (New York: Henry Holt, 2002), p. 9

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