Posted on February 22nd, 2011
Information overload? Time to relax then | Technology | guardian.co.uk
After years of discovering a new information resource, being consumed by it, finding it too much to bear, then getting on top of it, only to find myself being sucked under by another, faster information resource, I’ve concluded that the real secret to beating information overload isn’t better filters: it’s cultivating a “probabilistic” frame of mind.
I’ve been taking this approach more and more lately. Especially as I have been spending whole days away from Twitter and RSS the past couple of weeks and then feeling the need to “catch up”. I know I never could so I don’t. I know the important stuff will bubble up and I hear it eventually.