Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Too Much Information

Thanks to the Internet, we are surrounded by:
  • News that is reported before facts are established;
  • News that really isn't news;
  • Information we don't need to know;
  • Information we don't want to know;
  • Information that could have been postponed for weeks; and
  • Information that is an undesirable distraction.
It is increasingly necessary to find a refuge in order to preserve time and judgment.

We do not need to have a personal foreign policy or regular briefings on the problems of the Bolivian economy or breathless reports on which celebrity just entered a treatment program.


Daniel Richwine said...

Don't forget that everyone thinks they're an expert on any subject they spent 20 minutes reading about on Wikipedia.

Michael Wade said...


It's good for self-esteem.