Our generation is not the first to have its travels disrupted by telecommunications

“Pierpont Morgan himself, though he traveled frequently to distract mind and body at doctors’ orders, was burdened intolerably by the tasks he had undertaken. …Traveling through Egypt in a resplendent private car, a companion of his noted how, at the receipt of cablegrams from New York, he would be plunged in long glowering calculations, hours upon end, while the incredible, half-ruined pyramids of other emperors and other ages which he had come to gaze at drifted by his window unnoticed.”
–Matthew Josephson, The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists, 1861-1901 (1962)

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