|From Richard White, _The Organic Machine_ (Hill & Wang, 1995), p. 64.
"Planning is an exercise of power, and in a modern state much real power is
suffused with boredom. The agents of planning are usually boring; the
planning process is boring; the implementation of plans is always boring. In a democracy boredom works for bureaucracies and corporations as smell works for a skunk. It keeps danger away. Power does not have to be exercised behind the
scenes. It can be open. The audience is asleep. The modern world is forged
amidst our inattention."