e-balance

The cover story at Slate today was just fantastic. David Shenk, author of the 1997 book Data Smog, re-evaulates his worries about information overloading our lives given technological developments over the last 10 years. While some of his arguments, in retrospect, may have been short-sighted and some overly harsh, many of the main points are just as trenchant and insightful now as they were then. In some cases the issues we face in 2007 are more troublesome than we could have even imagined a decade ago. This is the best thing I’ve read all day and maybe all week.

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