REPEATEDLY refreshing Netflix and expecting new and different content to appear is the definition of insanity, according to a newly discovered Einstein quote.
The original of the famous quote, discovered in the theoretical physicist’s papers, not only predicted the on-demand streaming service but also the futile tedium of 21st century entertainment.
Denys Finch Hatton, who is writing a new biography of Einstein, said: “He also extended the principle to Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer and All 4, showing how ahead of his time he was.
“To recogise that a telephone network and a codebreaking machine would inevitably combine to become the internet, and then that it would provide streaming media to homes, and then there would be nothing on worth watching, is typical of his genius.
“He also posited that time would slow down relative to the observer of any season of Orange Is The New Black beyond season three, so weak and soapy had it become.
“But to be fair my girlfriend called that at the end of season two.”