“The Merita hotel chain offers rooms at a steep discount to people whose Information shows that they are interesting: as cocktail-chatter counterparts, as connections for enterpreneurs, as potential romantic partners. It’s a strategy to convince wealthier, duller clientele to pay a premium in order to share some sparkling conversation, or in the hopes that they will be able to pass for one of the glintelligentsia themselves.”
– Malka Older, Infomocracy
I just love the word glintelligentsia! It should be in mainstream use already. 🙂
Older, Malka. Infomocracy. New York, NY: Tor.com, 2016, p. 77.
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