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information, pt. 2

Now, there is something obscene about the instant replication of an event, act or speech and their immediate transcription, for some degree of delay, pause or suspense is essential to thought and speech. The immediate totting up, itemizing and storing of all these exchanges, precisely as occurs with writing on word-processors, bespeaks an interactive compulsion which respects neither the timing nor the rythm (not to mention the pleasure) of exchange, and combines artificial insemination and premature ejaculation in the same operation.

From "The Perfect Crime" - Jean Baudrillard, 1995.

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