I wasnt surprised to hear this because that’s what my dad says all the time. Depending too much on the machines and making it the only source of information can be lethal because when it fails the complete information system fails. For example I am so much dependent on my phone for contact info that if I lose it , I wont even know who’s number was there. Well we have backups but thats again digital my dad points out.
According to MacDaily News :
Barack Obama lamented Sunday that “with iPads and iPods,” information has become a distraction that is putting new pressures on the U.S.A. and “democracy.”
“‘You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank all that high on the truth meter,’ Obama said at Hampton University, Virginia,” AFP reports. “‘With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation,’ Obama said.”
Very true. Its time we should start adapting to digital media and learn how to handle them instead they handling us and all the info that hits us daily and that can be achieved through control of how much you can consume and what is necessary to consume.
I remember reading like 600 articles a day once and at the end of that I never remember more than 3 or 4 properly. I had an idea to stay updated but being just updated doesn’t work if you cannot make it work to give you profits in some form. It is time we should decide how to make information to be used as information and find out what works for self.
Going back to basics, My brother who thought me for like 3 years always emphasized on few things than higher count. You do 4 chapters right you will get what you want, you do all, you will blank out unless you are Super Boy.
So how do you manage information of information ? What is your strategy ? More or less or its time we should say Less is More.