Neal Stephenson Quote

As far as culture and politics are concerned, the important theme is long-attention-span vs. short-attention-span thinking. I'm sure that your readers can think of any number of ways in which having a longer attention span can be useful. But I'll name one. Bankers with long attention spans don't lend money to people who can't pay it back. If we had more bankers who adopted a long-term view of their responsibilities, we might not be in the middle of a financial crisis that is blowing away 150-year-old investment banks.


In response to whether Anathem "reflects today's culture or politics," from an interview published Sept. 22, 2008 by MIT News

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As far as culture and politics are concerned, the important theme is long-attention-span vs. short-attention-span thinking. I'm sure that your...

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As far as culture and politics are concerned, the important theme is long-attention-span vs. short-attention-span thinking. I'm sure that your...

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As far as culture and politics are concerned, the important theme is long-attention-span vs. short-attention-span thinking. I'm sure that your...

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As far as culture and politics are concerned, the important theme is long-attention-span vs. short-attention-span thinking. I'm sure that your...