Damien Broderick (
Thu, 05 Dec 1996 11:36:08 +1000

In MAROONED IN REAL TIME, chapter 12, Vernor Vinge wrote:

`Jason Mudge needed people. But somewhere in his past, the little man had
concluded that the only way to get others' attention was with the cosmically
important. And the harder he tried to explain, the more hostile was his
audience - until it was a triumph to have an audience at all.'

Damien Broderick