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going nowhere at a billion bits an hour

Killing Time by Mark Dery: a collection of brief strings of thoughts about — among other things — life in the Net age.

Life lived at Net speed means sitting at a computer, our thoughts racing, our bodies unmoving. I call it "terminal inertia": the sensation, experienced daily by millions in our wired society, of overflying infinite landscapes of information while sitting still. In a sense, we’ve arrived in the future foretold by J.G. Ballard in his short story, "Memories of the Space Age."

Via Heckler & Coch.