Tung-Hui Hu: "lethargy is a momentary forgetting or letting go of the self as an individual, bounded, sovereign subject – or in the terms used by new media, as the user or a program’s ‘executor’. Although similar in outward appearance to escapism, and often overlapping with it, escapism may paradoxically be more active: it constructs a specific world or an alternative role that one actively engages or identifies with (a superhero character, a fantasy hero, a videogame avatar). As a scaling back of intensity, lethargy attenuates the otherwise tightly coupled connection between subject and user. In turns, it briefly attenuates the coupling between the subject and the work of communication expected from him or her."
"A Slower Internet... requires that dissimilar tasks occur in a diversity of spaces on a multitude of devices. Living with information does not mean that we have to give any type of machine a monopoly over our attention. Slower Internet is a process of cultivating a garden of machines that fit localized, individual desires."