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Calcutta Diary

Calcutta Diary A M NOT that great causes are not there. But they are trivialised, as behoves a technological civilisation. Your and my emotions (do not have the chance of free play any more; they have to pass through the sieve of technology: drip, drip, drip. The drips are sanitised, their sources are quarantined. No risk is to be taken, p will not be encouraged to fraternise with q, q with r, and so on down the line. Passion, in other words, is suspect. The computers are embarrassed by passion; to programme it poses problems, why not therefore cut it out altogether? Rein in your sentiments, which have no manipulate, externally determined attribute. True, pressed hard, you can attach a parametric value to your load of emotions, but the arrangement is not satisfactory, the sensitivity of the system tends to be volatile. Why not discard them, and return to dehydrated, desiccated reason?

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