August 10, 2010


Easy communications trivialize even what is urgent.

Escolios a un Texto Implícito: Selección, p. 276


  1. The original Spanish is:

    Las comunicaciones fáciles trivializan hasta lo urgente.

  2. Cf. Notas, p. 69:

    "Perhaps it does not signify anything, but it is amusing to see that the tremendous development of postal services after 1840 corresponds to an evident decline in the art of letter-writing.
    "Poor 18th century, deprived of the facilities of communication, but the century of Voltaire and of Horace Walpole!"