A couple of interesting talks about the fear of boredom and the anxiety of being mentally unstimulated.
Timeless words from a 19th century journalist on the use of the electrical telegraph:
Intelligence, thus hastily gathered and transmitted, has also its drawbacks, and is not so trustworthy as the news which starts later and travels slower.The Information James Gleick
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a ratLily Tomlin
Whilst looking for a synonym for "slowness" I came across The World Institute of Slowness. It has some great quotes (like the one above), and some interesting resources referencing physicist Richard Feynman, and Andy Goldsworthy: