Shared too by phone, TV, and every intermediate therebetween is the egocentrism (or what Wallace goes so far as to term ‘solipsism’) of their operation – there is little doubt that Wallace would find the, now lexicographically-accepted-if-not-welcomed, noun ‘selfie’ a darkly amusing confirmation of his prescience.

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‘E Unibus Pluram’ Twenty-odd Years on

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