“The digital tsunami is absorbing, distracting and all-consuming — and increasingly it feels like work. Staying up to the minute is a grind, not a pleasure.”
—David Mikics, op-ed, “In Praise of (Offline)Slow Reading,” The New York Times, Jan. 3, 2014
• Editorial Comment: I am water-boarded every day.
• PS: In this context, a mea culpa: Yesterday’s WORD from Benjy Franklin, as many alert WORDsters have pointed out, was a fake. Hey, you get what you pay for. Fortunately, I have 1,800 fact-checkers out there. Good work, you guys. Could you flame me *before* I embarrass myself?
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