Vast social abstractions

We are surrounded by huge institutions we can never penetrate: the City, the banking system, political and advertising conglomerates, vast entertainment empires. They’ve made themselves more user-friendly, but they define the tastes to which we conform.

J.G. Ballard, via “Steve Dekorte”:http://www.dekorte.com/blog/blog.cgi?do=item&id=3805