"The fast-forward nature of the decade is an apt subject for a novelist. But the novel itself, the
old, slow water-torture business of invention and doubt and self-correction, may seem to be
wearing an expiration date that takes effect tomorrow"
"The microwave, the VCR remote, the telephone redial button and other time-collapsing devices may make us feel that our ordinary household technology reflects something that flows through the deep mind of the culture, an impatient craving for time itself to move faster"
- Don Delillo.