Having a purpose in and not apart from itself.
In one NSA briefing:
“To date we have prevented 49 attacks using our surveillance network. 48 led to the prevention of the Horde from raiding Azeroth. 1 was a terrorist plot to steal the online passwords of key players.”
“It could very well be a six-hour play session with James Ellroy paper dolls.”
Hank Stuever of the Washington Post, reviewing TNT’s Mob City