iPods Isolate, Alienate Us

Marijuana and LSD remold the mind into something slower, more receptive to abstractions, more dreamlike. I say that three hours of sleep, coffee at 7:45 a.m. and a midterm at 8 a.m. do the same thing. Not having studied for it the sleepless night before just magnifies these effects.
I have experienced this rearranged consciousness. A few weeks ago, having invented an entirely new English history under these conditions, I stumbled aboard the bus. What I heard