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gwern comments on Superstimuli and the Collapse of Western Civilization - Less Wrong

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Comment author: gwern 20 November 2010 05:55:24PM 3 points [-]

What was life-altering about it? I read it and came away fairly disappointed. It seemed to have only shallow ideas and observations about addiction (worse than a mediocre LW post on akrasia), and its 'cleverness' demanded a great deal and gave little back. The best I can say about it is that it taught a little about tennis and professional sports, but Wallace treated that topic better in his nonfiction.