Tuesday, June 28, 2011

technology and misanthropy

I've been subscribed to a Quotation of the Day list for about 8 years; it's been run by some random guy in Canada for at least 20. Today at work I was reminded of this, from January 17, 2011:
"I looked at the USB cables dangling there, and I laughed pityingly at them, and I thought, Whoever designed the connector of the USB cable was a man who despised the human race, because you can't tell which way to turn it and you waste minutes of your tiny day, crouched, grunting, trying the half-blocked connector one way and the next."

- Nicholson Baker, from his novel The Anthologist.

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