Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Since 1971

Social scientist Herbert Simon wrote in 1971

IN AN information rich world, the wealth of information means the death of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence the wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.

- quote pulled from Chris Anderson's latest book, Free.

Back to the perfection of wisdom.


Chris said...


John Dumbrille said...

hey Chris! cheers