Even now, many hard-working, dedicated people frown on the activities subsumed under the concept of flow; the look upon these activities as hedonistic and decadent. Enjoyment is suspect; work is godly. It is very difficult for these people to realize, let alone admit, that the serious work they do is more enjoyable for them than any form of leisure could be.
—Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Beyond Boredom and Anxiety, p. 187)
…underinked on heavier paper with the grain across the page, far from easy to open or ‘operate’, the book at least reflects the culture of its time: an abuse of technology under market-driven pressure. In the worst sense, a Modern Classic.
—Richard Hollis (‘Ways of Seeing Books’, in The Form of the Book Book, p. 59)