Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bus Strike

People just have no criterion left to evaluate the importance of things.  I think the only thing that would really affect people would be the announcement that the world was going to be blown up by the hydrogen bomb. I think that would really affect people.  I think they would react to that. But outside of that, I don't think they would react to anything.  "Peking has been wiped out by an earthquake, and the RTD -- the bus strike is still on." And some guy says, "Damnit!  I'll have to walk to work!"

-- Philip Kindred Dick (1928-1982), American science fiction writer, quoted in Daniel DePerez, "An Interview with Philip K. Dick," Science Fiction Review, No. 19, Vol. 5, no. 3 (August 1976)

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