'Culture was transformed from a stimulant into a tranquilliser' - Zygmunt Bauman
'Man's almost infinite appetite for distractions' - Aldous Huxley
"The Czechs had been lucky to have such hapless apparatchiks running the entertainment industry. People got bored easily and turned to politics instead. Where new media and the Internet truly excel is in suppressing boredom. Today's Czechs watch the same Hollywood movies as today's Belarusians. The only difference is that the Czechs already had a democratic revolution. Meanwhile, the Belarusians were not so lucky; the prospects of their democratic revolution in the age of YouTube look very grim'.
- Evgeny Morozov
"The Net Dulusion - How Not To Liberate The World'