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Comment author: gwern 11 February 2012 04:05:00PM 7 points [-]

"On the surface of the problem, television is responsible for our rate of its consumption only in that it's become so terribly successful at its acknowledged job of ensuring prodigious amounts of watching. Its social accountability seems sort of like that of designers of military weapons: unculpable right up until they get a little too good at their job."

--David Foster Wallace, "E unibus pluram"