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Quotation of the Day for November 5, 2010
"As a teacher of journalism, I tell myself that all this connectedness is the link that joins the Family of Man. But in my quieter moments (of which there are now not many), I see we've created a nation of zombies--heads down, thumbs on tiny keyboards, mindless millions staring blankly, shuffling toward some unseen horizon. To them, the rest of us are invisible. Not long ago, a colleague was startled to see a young woman approaching; she had been too absorbed in her texting to notice the words "Men's Room" on the door. For one brief shining moment, she was at a loss for words.
"IMO ("In My Opinion") we've gone too far. Not everything has to be shared the moment it is conceived. (We cover our mouths when we cough, why not when we think?) I say any thought that doesn't have a shelf life beyond five seconds is best left unarticulated."
- Ted Gup, professor and chair of the journalism department at Emerson College in Boston, writing in Smithsonian Magazine, October 2010.
Submitted by: Terry Labach
Oct. 13, 2010
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