Quote II

„Anyone who flaunts a portable phone as a symbol of power is, on the contrary, announcing to all and sundry his desperate, subaltern position, in which he is obliged to snap to attention, even when making love (…)“.
(Eco, Umberto, 1994: How to Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays. London. Original 1992: Il secondo diario minimo. Milano.)

„Wer das Handy als Machtsymbol heraushängen will, zeigt damit in Wirklichkeit doch nur allen seine verzweifelte Lage als Subalterner, der gezwungen ist, in Habachtstellung zu bleiben, auch wenn er gerade einen Beischlaf vollzieht (…)“.
(Eco, Umberto, 1993: Wie man mit einem Lachs verreist und andere nützliche Ratschläge. München, Wien. Original s.o.)

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