From Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences, by Edward Tenner (p.11, 1996, Vintage Books)

When innovation opens a new space, there is at first a euphoria of endless horizons. Somehow, though, a new frontier is never stable. Either people lose interest and it becomes a series of literal or metaphoric ghost towns, or it is soon as crowded as the space that people left. … The electromagnetic spectrum that once appeared so ample is now so close to bursting with media and telecommunications channels that re-allocation may leave some users out in the cold.

Does this sound like any phenomenon you might recognize?

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