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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: or, Life in the woods - Page 53
by Henry David Thoreau - 1899 - 350 pages
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Walden

Henry David Thoreau, Bradford Torrey, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn - 1906
...things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at ; as railroads lead to Boston or New York....communicate. Either is in such a predicament as the Lman who was earnest to be introduced to a distinguished deaf woman, but when he was presented, and...
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Shadows and Realities

Albert Gehring - American essays - 1912 - 104 pages
...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...Texas, 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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Essays, English and American

Raymond Macdonald Alden - American essays - 1920 - 464 pages
...Ruskin's distrust of civilization, had said something very similar to this in his Woiden (published 1854): "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph...it may be, have nothing important to communicate." Are you the better for what she replied? If not, you have only wasted an all-around-the-world's length...
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Media and the American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan

Daniel J. Czitrom - Social Science - 1982 - 254 pages
...illusory modern improvement rather than a positive advance, "an improved means to an unimproved end. . . . 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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Die Bewertung des technischen Fortschritts: e. systemat. Übers. d ..., Volume 1

Johan Hendrik Jacob van der Pot - 1985 - 721 pages
...Thoreau, „are... but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at - as railroads lead to Boston or New York....it may be, have nothing important to communicate" (1854; zit. Ausg. 1916, 45; vgl. das Zitat im 53. Kap.). Ob John Ruskin das Buch des amerikanischen...
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Making America: The Society & Culture of the United States

Luther S. Luedtke - Social Science - 1992 - 554 pages
...was there — especially when conquest enslaves people to the monied system that it in turn creates. "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas," he noted, as he pondered whether Maine and Texas had anything to say to each other. Walt Whitman also...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - Quotations, English - 1989 - 520 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...it may be, have nothing important to communicate. 1541 The day of large profits is probably past. There may be room for further intensive, but not extensive,...
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Walden, Or, Life in the Woods

Henry David Thoreau - Literary Collections - 1995 - 216 pages
...things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at; as railroads lead to Boston or New York....Either is in such a predicament as the man who was eamest to be introduced to a distmguished deaf woman, but when he was presented, and one end of her...
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The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts

Richard A. Lanham - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2010 - 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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Tendencies and Tensions of the Information Age: The Production and ...

Jorge Reina Schement, Terry Curtis - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1995 - 285 pages
...society for information science, (pp. 278-283). Knowledge Industry Publications Inc. Interconnectedness We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph...Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate — Henry David Thoreau1 One of Durkheim's insights concerned the role of integrative mechanisms under...
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