Saturday, January 24, 2009

Limits to information processing

I just completed setting up my RSS feeds but only subscribed to 4 or 5. Why? Because at a certain point, it's going to turn into an inefficient time suck. I can't even imagine having 9 external sources of incomng information every day, on top of email and all the links that accrue with that.
This process keeps prompting the question of how much information is too much? Information needs to be processed to have meaning. The human brain can process but so much information within a given time. At a certain point, understanding becomes very superficial: an exercise in skimming. Where's the fun in that?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Life-long learning

Well, I made great use of the forward button and managed to process the entire 15 minutes in under 2. BTW, "having fun" should always be the 1st pointer, I think.

Monday, January 12, 2009


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