Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest

by

David Foster Wallace

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Teleputer, a combination of a TV, film “cartridge” player, computer, and videophone.
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TP Term Timeline in Infinite Jest

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Chapter 15
Addiction, Mental Illness, and Suicide Theme Icon
Entertainment Theme Icon
Institutional Control vs. Rebellion Theme Icon
...a pamphlet to the residents. Now this whole group of people stands still, watching the TP (teleputer) in silence. (full context)
Chapter 42
Talent, Precociousness, and Fame Theme Icon
Entertainment Theme Icon
Institutional Control vs. Rebellion Theme Icon
...checks his own face to see if he is wincing. Lord crashes directly into a TP. Many other players are bleeding. (full context)
Chapter 45
Talent, Precociousness, and Fame Theme Icon
Entertainment Theme Icon
Reality as Corporate Dystopia Theme Icon
...gross revenue looked… to lie along the same demand curve.” Cartridges were played on Teleputers (TPs) and featured no ads at all. Advertising agencies were overrun with panic and chaos. The... (full context)
Chapter 62
Entertainment Theme Icon
Institutional Control vs. Rebellion Theme Icon
...for storage and are now strewn with random items and litter, including a microwave and TP cartridges. James’s old editing “facilities” are also located in the tunnels. The young Eschaton players... (full context)
Chapter 75
Addiction, Mental Illness, and Suicide Theme Icon
Entertainment Theme Icon
Reality as Corporate Dystopia Theme Icon
...of the men present was a “bland corporate guy” who was putting cartridges into a TP’s viewer. (full context)