"There are currently about 224 million cable TV boxes and digital video recorders running nonstop in living rooms across America. According to the LA Times, these boxes “consume as much electricity as produced by four giant nuclear reactors, running around the clock."
— LA Times
"The world was so recent that many things lacked names, and in order to indicate them, it was necessary to point."
— Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “One Hundred Years of Solitude”