Jonathan Franzen is right and you don't know how pleased I feel to find that this man and I think alike.
Recently I was thinking about technology, I think about it a lot which is interesting considering I pretty much hate it (and hypocritical too, considering I use it every day.)
But here's the thing. I was wondering whether technology is the [new] opiate of the masses, in light of the reaction to Steve Jobs dying.
And then, in a collection of essays by Mr F, we have:
... the powerful narcotics that technology offers. (p200, How to Be Alone.)
This was written in 1996. So instead of being edgy and innovative I am simply retreading old ground.
And how much do you love the title? How to Be Alone.
I want to marry him.