“I don’t think privacy has quite the same meaning in our time that it used to have. I know for example of a big business in Toronto where all the private offices have been dissolved, all the walls have been pulled out, so that the participants in this business can sit together round tables in the middle of the big office space so that they could watch each other’s responses to stocks and world events, and so on. They want a perpetual dialogue going on among themselves as a response to world events.”

— Marshall McLuhan