Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for June 25, 2000
Mark: Wake up! Think for yourselves!! Information overload. Polititions and media types aren't bright enough to pull this off... It must be the ones behind the ones who feed off the power.... the puppet masters. Man: Truth alert, Doctor! Doctor: Put it ont he spin cycle.... The legend of Obviousman. Part 3. No longer a media zombie like the rest of America, Mark Cohen sets out to free others from this mindless control.... But he couldn't compete will the cell phones, head sets, pagers, laptops and palm pilots to get their attention. That's when it hit him. The cause of all of this had to be... There's more news data to assimilate today that at any time in history. This incessant stream of informational noise cause a sensory overload, shutting down the brain's natural filtering system of rationality. Without this filter, misinformation is allowed to flow in unabated and the mind is no longer able to form independent thought. We become addicted to simplistic rhetoric, taking the place of thoughtful analysis. Something this wide spread had to be a conspiracy. But who could be behind it. Next week: Attention Deficit.