"We don't live in the information age. That would be an insult to information, which, on some level, is supposed to inform. We live in the communication age. Ten billion fingers fumbling away, unautocorrecting emails, texts, and tweets; each one an opportunity to offend, alienate, aggrieve, all in public, and all at light speed. The misinterpretation age. Take the language itself. Texting in English is like propelling a gilded horse-drawn carraige onto the interstate. Subtlety, nuance, and ambiguity were luxuiries of a less frantic era. And irony, a supposed hallmark feature, has become an invisible, odorless menace. Irony now condemns all of us to imagine that every email or text might actually, secretly, be poking fun at us."