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Re item 2, I can't help but recall the often quoted Kurt Vonnegut aphorism: “We are here on Earth to fart around...” I am pleased to see hype abate in any case, but the implicit utilitarian value hierarchy in learning v. distraction might be worth a second look, especially in light of the recent post suggesting that the categorisation of information may be on the way out.

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