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Too Much Content Isn’t Always a Good Thing

October 17, 2005

I can’t remember if I’ve written about this before, but it’s something I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately. I think that, for me, I tend to try to consume too much content in any given day. I like to think of myself as a very curious person, but I find that the internet gives me access to so much information, that I simply try to take in too much of it at one time. The end result being that instead of learning more about a few things, I only remember vague pieces about a great many things, which of course does me no real benefit since I can hardly remember which topics I read about, let alone remember any in depth details about them. A better way to do things, perhaps, would be to try to take in more about fewer things since, after all, you can’t learn everything. Old habits die hard though. Yet if I could cut my blog/news/online reading time, perhaps I would gain more with reading less.