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.


At 10:19 AM, Blogger Daniel Richwine said...

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

At 10:35 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


It's good for self-esteem.



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