In the book Jurassic Park Michael Crichton wrote "...We live in a world
of frightful givens. It is given that you will behave like this, given that
you will care about that. No one thinks about the givens. Isn't it
amazing? In the information society, nobody thinks. We expected
to banish paper, but we actually banished thought."
That line seemed to sum up everything we
were experiencing in the early nineties.