Information Over Load in the Computer Age – Lifestyle Book Review
Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all the onslaught of information day in and day out? You get it in your car listening to the radio and hear the news, you turn on the TV and you have 360 channels to choose from, you open your e-mail to find a 300 incoming pieces of information, online newsletters, spam, business contacts, friends that you send you those stupid jokes, and even notifications from places where you do business.
And we all have smart phones now, with far too much information, more features than we ever care to learn, along with text messaging, Internet surfing, twittering, news alerts, and who knows what'll be on the next set of personal tech devices. No wonder people feel overwhelmed. But it's not like we didn't see it coming. In fact, if you'd like to think about this a little more I'd like to recommend a very good book to you. One that, certainly made me think the first time I read it, and things have only gotten worse since. Today the book is;
“Data Smog; Surviving the Information Glut,” by David Shenk
Although the author is somewhat of a left winger, he's absolutely correct in his summation of information overload and the computer age. And being from New York, I imagine his level of information is even more than mine out here on the West Coast where things are more relaxed. I'd recommend this book to anyone who wishes to ponder the reality of the world we have built with this technology, and the greatest communication device ever devised; the Internet.
Indeed, I'm going to recommend this book to you one last time, as it will make you stop and think about your lifestyle, and what it all means. I hope you will please consider this.