Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin, Remediation: Understanding New Media (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999).
[replace sailing with surfing]
"One of the attractions of sailing, in the view of many enthusiasts, is the interplay of visual, kinesthetic, and tactile experiences. A friend who sails tells me that unless he has the tiller in his hand, he has very little feeling of what is happening to the boat. There is no doubt that sailing provides its many devotees with a renewed sense of being in contact with something, a feeling we are denied by our increasingly insulated, automated life."