Stuff-a-Lanche

Stuff-a-Lanche
An overwhelming barrage of options and possessions.

Writing in The Guardian, Charlie Brooker raged against the inundation of books, DVDs and TV channels in an article headlined: “There’s too much stuff. We live in a stuff-a-lanche. It’s time for a cultural diet”:

Every day we humans gleefully churn out yet more books and films and TV shows and videogames and websites and magazine articles and blog posts and emails and text messages, all of it hanging around, competing for attention. Without leaving my seat I can access virtually any piece of music ever recorded, download any film ever made, order any book ever written. And the end result is that I hardly experience any of it. It’s too much. I’ve had it with choice. It makes my head spin. …
After a characteristically dyspeptic harangue, Brooker concluded:
In short: I’ve tried more. It’s awful. I want less, and I want it now.


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