David Foster Wallace, in a radio interview more than twenty years ago, promoting the release of Infinite Jest, talks about whether or not the Internet will be the cure for what has ailed the television generation.

“If you’ve still got a nation of people sitting of front of screens, pretending, interacting with images rather than each other, feeling lonely and so needing more and more images you’re going to have the same basic problem. And the better the images get, the more tempting it’s going to be to interact with images rather than other people. And I think the emptier it’s going to get.”


Also I don’t think I knew he was such a polished speaker.