Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Quotation of the day for February 5, 2019

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Quotation of the Day for February 5, 2019

"Like many of my generation, I became a news addict during World War II. Even now, it takes a definite effort of will for me not to switch on the hourly news summaries, and with a truly global service one could spend every waking minute monitoring the amusing, crazy, interesting and tragic things that go on around this planet. I can foresee the rise of even more virulent forms of news addiction, resulting in the evolution of a class of people who can't bear to miss anything that's happening, anywhere, and spend their waking hours glued to the [console]. I've even coined a name for them -- Infomaniacs."

- Arthur C. Clarke, writing in the May 1977 issue of Creative Computing.


Submitted by: Terry Labach
Feb. 4, 2019

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