Information Anxiety 2 made me anxious

July 10, 2006 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Information Anxiety 2 by Richard Saul Wurman, fin 7/06.  Rather than give cures to information anxiety, though it offers a few, this book ends up describing the author’s philosophy, in a ‘this is how I do stuff, and it works for me so it should work for you’ kind of way.  I still like the book, though, as it challenges you to think differently about a lot of things.  For example, RSS feeds are often touted as a key to reducing information overload, since you can create your own news channels, cutting down on the noise.  But Wurman says personalized news is a horrible idea, since it’s often the noise that leads to the creative breakthroughs.  OK, but.  How do I know how much noise to let through in order to have that breakthrough?  But still, an interesting read.  More notes to come


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