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" We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas ; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate. "
Walden - Page 84
by Henry David Thoreau - 1882
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Television Today and Tomorrow : It Won't Be What You Think: It Won't Be What ...

Gene F. Jankowski, David C. Fuchs - Business & Economics - 1995 - 256 pages
...pictures of dead bodies instead of thinking human beings. Henry Thoreau warned us more than 130 years ago: "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph...it may be, have nothing important to communicate." Dan Rather, anchorman, CBS Evening News The "Prime Time" of the future will be whenever an individual...
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All the Trouble in the World: The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine ...

P. J. O'Rourke - Social Science - 2007 - 340 pages
...business. Our inventions are wot to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things . . . We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph...it may be, have nothing important to communicate. The New Hollander goes naked with impunity, while the European shivers in his clothes. Is it impossible...
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The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts

Richard A. Lanham - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1994 - 302 pages
...use of the classic American antitechnology remark, Thoreau's dismissal of the telegraph in Walden. "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph...it may be, have nothing important to communicate." Postman's comment: The telegraph made a three-pronged attack on typography's definition of discourse,...
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When MBAs Rule the Newsroom: How the Marketers and Managers are Reshaping ...

Doug Underwood - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1993 - 259 pages
...thinking that are communicated necessarily keeping pace. From Thoreau's comment about the telegraph ("But Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate") 3 to Roszak's worries about the computer data base explosion ("An excess of information may actually...
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What Americans Know about Politics and why it Matters

Michael X. Delli Carpini - History - 1997 - 397 pages
...relevant. Neil Postman, making this argument, quotes approvingly from Henry David Thoreau's Walden: “We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph...it may be, have nothing important to communicate. .. . We are eager to tunnel under the Atlantic and bring the old world some weeks nearer to the new;...
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Abandoned in the Wasteland: Children, Television, & the First Amendment

Newton Minow - Law - 1996 - 242 pages
...pictures of dead bodies instead of thinking human beings. Henry Thoreau warned us more than 125 years ago: "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph...it may be, have nothing important to communicate." When we launched the first communications satellite in 1962, we knew it was important — but we had...
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Simplify, Simplify and Other Quotations from Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau - Literary Collections - 1996 - 196 pages
...(1843), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 298, Houghton Mifflin (1906). COMMUNICATION We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph...it may be, have nothing important to communicate. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 58, Houghton Mifflin (1906). See...
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Downsizing the U.S.A.

Thomas H. Naylor - Religion - 1997 - 289 pages
...of bigness and modem complexification. This book is about that. Henry David Thoreau on the Internet We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph...it may be, have nothing important to communicate. . . . We are eager to tunnel under the Atlantic and bring the Old World some weeks nearer to the New,...
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Pieces: Toward a Revisioning of Communication/life

Lee O. Thayer - Business & Economics - 1997 - 230 pages
...disagreeable person keep his distance." "We are in great haste," wrote Henry David Thoreau in Walden, "to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas;...it may be, have nothing important to communicate." The cost of the one is a continuous erosion of privacy; of the other, a continuous degradation of human...
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Mediamorphosis: Understanding New Media

Roger Fidler - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1997 - 302 pages
...which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end. We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texasi but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate."" Nevertheless, the telegraph...
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