This is a good time to re-post a trenchant quotation by the Swiss novelist Max Frisch"
"Technology...the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it."
The above quotation is found on the title page of "THE IMAGE", a book written by Daniel J. Boorstin and published in 1962.
The book is divided into six sections, titled as follows:
1. From News Gathering to News Making
A Flood of Pseudo-Events
2. From Hero to Celebrity
The Human Pseudo-Event
3.From Traveler to Tourist
The Lost Art of Travel
4. From Shapes to Shadows
5. From Ideal to Image
The Search for Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
6. From the American Dream to American Illusions?
The Self-Deceiving Magic of Prestige
Sound intriguing? Read it. You won't regret it. Maybe.
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