information overload: Overwhelmed by Data - 08/25/10 04:24 PM
I was listening to the radio yesterday, and happened upon a discussion between Terry Gross of NPR and Matt Richtel of the New York Times. He wrote a Pulitzer Prize winning series for the Times, called "Driven to Distraction" where he delved into mullti-tasking behind the wheel.  Fascinating stuff.
The main thrust of this discussion yesterday was how, as a society, we are all constantly connected, and therefore overwhelmed by data. ¬†He compared it to those old experiments done with lab rats, where a rat would press a bar and presto, out would come food. The rat quickly learned to press … (6 comments)

 
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