The Government Steps in to Reduce Information Overload

“The storekeeper and the clerk depended for their livelihood on selling the goods in your day. Of course that is all different now. The goods are the nation’s. …   ‘But even the 20th-century clerk might make himself useful by giving you information about the goods, though he did not tease you to buy them,’ I suggested. ‘No,’ said Edith, ‘… these printed cards, for which the government authorities are responsible, give us all the information we can possibly need.’”

The 19th-century “Julian West” waking up in Boston in the year 2000 to find out it has become a socialist utopia. Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward, January 1888.

And today, from SMBC:


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