Somehow today’s Dilbert seems worryingly close to the truth… how did anyone survive before the Internet? Are we all becoming information addicts? Let’s look at the positive and negative effects of this:
- Pros – Know lots about stuff, approximately 20% of it is useful, 80% completely inane. 24/7 instant access to more information than is comfortably conceivable.
- Cons – Every free waking moment is taken up cramming more of it leading to a restless hunger and thirst for more. The slow death of the physical library and the Dewey index.
Q) Is there such a thing as being too well-read? Discuss.