Dogs have not changed they have been dogs for a long time but now they never howl or bark at the moon because no matter how small any village or how far away they have electric light to light and if they do not then automobiles pass and make more light than any moon and the dogs see it so often they know when they see it and so now they never see the moon. I doubt if they would see it as light if they looked at it but now they never look at the moon.

Gertrude Stein
Bryce Wilner

Stein, Gertrude, Everybody’s Autobiography 1938, p. 74.