Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob Quotes.

1. "They were learning how to perform their privacy."
- Lee Siegel, Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob

2. "The assimilation of taboo images to the everyday language of doing business produces a strange effect. It domesticates the taboo while at the same time making the everyday transactional world more porous, more open to the forbidden. The wolf of unbridled appetite slips into everyday convention in the sheep's clothing of commercial language."
- Lee Siegel, Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob

3. "Everything, taboo and familiar, occurs on the same screen."
- Lee Siegel, Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob

4. "The counterculture had sought to practice the idea that creative personal expression was the essence of an authentic existence. The WELL, drawing strength from the Internet culture's belief that the market contains all values, put personal expression up for sale."
- Lee Siegel, Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob

5. "Mandel, who died in 1995, had mastered the art of packaging his interiority, an innovation that would become the driving engine behind Web culture."
- Lee Siegel, Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob

6. "The WELLians were learning how to turn their private experiences into a public commodity."
- Lee Siegel, Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob

7. "Every private thought is performed for public consumption, and every leisure moment (from toilet training to lovemaking) is a highly focused search for a specific gratification, guided by experts serving you in their field. No unexpected events or unanticipated human contact need apply."
- Lee Siegel, Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob

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