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“Life is complicated, and the consumer cult of infinite choice has made it more so.”
“It's probably a given that anything you do is going to annoy somebody.”
“... what seems like progress isn't always so. For instance, modern medicine spends a lot of time and energy trying to cure health problems that modern life creates. Modern gym equipment is necessary only because modern conveniences encourage unhealthy inactivity. ... One technology inevitably creates a problem that only another technology can fix, and the economy has grown dependent upon perptuating this pattern.”
“Science and technology have become the dominant faith in our society. Questioning the tenets of this creed automatically becomes heresy. ... To question this commitment to technological change, to ask whether we've calculated the true cost of our faith in the machine, is to raise the unpleasant thought that some of what we call progress might be little more than an elaborate con job. And people don't like to admit that they've been had.”
Nicols Fox, U.S. author, bookseller