Quite a few people have to believe something is normal before it becomes normal – a sort of ‘voting’ situation. But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is.
From telegraph to telephone to cellphone.
From a smoking society to one that is primarily now non-smoking.
From three national TV networks to the fragmentation of TV via cable to the fragmentation of video viewing itself by the Internet.
And coming up next:
From primarily printed books to a flirtation with ePub eBooks to the mass adoption of digital books.
Bellwether by Connie Willis