“Jacques Ellul, the author of Propaganda, points out that in our twentieth-century world the child is the hardest working child in all human history. Our children in a twentieth-century information environment have to process more data than any human being in any previous culture of the world. Our children from early infancy are engaged in extraordinarily hard work, and that work is mainly just growing, growing up because to grow up in a modern electronic environment is a fantastically complex and difficult job.”

— Marshall McLuhan