I mean, has the author actually looked at the kind of stuff people post on FB? Has he read the kind of stuff people tweet on Twitter?
Its mostly inane rubbish, self indulgent crap, bitching, self-grandisosing, and mostly just plain boring. I pity the fools that have to trawl through this sea of crap to find a drop of worthwhile info. The thing they're not taking into account is going to be the overload of crap information.
It'll be worse than looking at the E! Entertainment channel while reading OMG! on Yahoo simultaneously.
"One of Edith Wharton's characters, a novelist, declares that "a keen sense of copyright is my nearest approach to an emotion". She would brim with feeling in Lanier's world of nano-payments."
Again on a personal note. I recently traveled to a country on 2 separate occasions. This countries Secret Service is right up there near the tippy top of the pile. On the first occasion at the airport they did the usual silly questions like why was my return flight different to the return flight of my traveling companions! My reply, "I needed to feed the cat." Which was by the way not so far removed from the truth.
The second occasions at the airport was more interesting. They actually asked me what was the middle name of my father. Like seriously. My father has been dead for 20 years and I really had to rack my brain. I do not know if they were bluffing or if they knew. The question really threw me. Just the idea that they might know more than I knew about my life and that they we willing to play this card... It makes me shiver.
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