But just as laconic expressions of gratitude undermine the pro-social dimensions of etiquette, using duplicitous technological contrivance to increase the frequency of exchanges between romantic partners chips away at the moral commitments that make these relationships special.
The books in your library are more important than the numbers on your balance sheet.
I’m not saying we can’t have the fun next-generation Internet, where everyone wears stupid goggles and has profound conversations with their refrigerator. I’m just saying we can’t slap it together like we’ve been doing so far and expect everything to work itself out.
During our time as friends, you may have introduced me to some great bands like Bon Iver and The National. But, now it’s time that I introduce you to someone. Say hello to Belle & Sebastian—my left and right fists. Two seconds after meeting them, they’re going to be meeting your face. Yep. Have Siri make a memo for you. It’s going down.
"Ecstasy also affected what people wore. "It’s quite endearing looking back now," says DJ Dave Haslam. "but no one knew how to dress. People were thinking, ‘Do we wear shoes or trainers with this music? Do I wear a T-shirt?’ In early 1988, there were still people coming to the Haçienda in suits with shoulder pads, then all of a sudden they were in dungarees."
Chet Faker - Talk Is Cheap (by Toby & Pete)
There is no safety, there is no comfort, there is no security for you in this life anymore, unless when you’re walking down the street you can feel a hard rectangle in your pants.