As we get bombarded by Facebook alerts, e-mails and RSS feeds, I thought this quote from 1978 Nobel Prize winning scientist Herbert Simon was rather appropriate:
"What information consumes is rather obvious: it
consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information
creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention
efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might
How true is that?
2 replies on “Wealth of information = poverty of attention”
A perfect description from a quote that dates almost 30 years ago.
Plus ca change (I’m saying that a lot at the moment).