“The men of 1960 were no longer lost in admiration of such [technological] marvels; they exploited them quite calmly, without being any happier, for, from their hurried gait, their peremptory manner, their “American” dash, it was apparent that the demon of wealth impelled them onward without mercy or relief.”
Jules Verne in a relatively newly discovered then-futuristic novel, Paris in the Twentieth Century

posted by Ted Boren on Friday, Jun 01, 2007
tagged with technology, wealth, happiness