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Yeah, I think we are training people to be a generation of ADD. It's like taking a rock and flitting across the surface of a lake, and that's your story -- instead of actually going down into it. Everybody's used to everything being presented in bite-sized morsels, predigested for them. I've had friends tell me that they have trouble now reading a book because everything has been so sliced and diced and prepared for them.
So it always sounds like gloom and doom, and then somebody comes up with something. The pendulum, as my father used to say, swings back and forth. And just when you think it can never come back, then suddenly, everybody kind of hungers for something different. And I hope that people start hungering for something more than this sort of flitting, fleeting, bite-sized, predigested meals that are called news media these days.
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