"Good old traditional audio-only phone conversations allowed you to presume that the person on the other end was paying complete attention to you while also permitting you not to have to pay anything even close to complete attention to her. (...) And yet even as you were dividing your attention between the phone call and all sorts of other idle little fuguelike activities, you were somehow never haunted by the suspicion that the person on the other end's attention might be similarly divided."
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
Quantas pessoas temos na vida que estão do outro lado, de facto, a escutar-nos? E nós, prestamos atenção a quem?