I see that they are holding a trial for war criminals in Tokyo just now. I think they ought to try the men who decided to use the bomb and should hang them all.
– Dr. Sasaki, quoted in Hiroshima by John Hersey
Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it.
Finally, the accelerating pace undermines each of our lives. Some individuals find pressure to keep pace exhilarating. Increasingly, however, the crescendo in the chorus of complaints about stress from having more on one’s platter than can be managed effectively has risen to a deafening pitch. Time-saving gadgets don’t help when one must learn how to use hundreds of features. Stress leads to sleep disorders, disease, and a sense that one’s life is out of control.
Wendell Wallach, A Dangerous Master (263)