Information Overindulgence & Stupid Creepy Cats

Monday? Already? Damn…

  1. It’s been a while since I pimped The Dollyrots, so here they are doing my theme song. – BLiggy
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2pgbjPzF2k


  2. “A respected Swiss scientist, Conrad Gessner, might have been the first to raise the alarm about the effects of information overload. In a landmark book, he described how the modern world overwhelmed people with data and that this overabundance was both “confusing and harmful” to the mind. The media now echo his concerns with reports on the unprecedented risks of living in an “always on” digital environment. It’s worth noting that Gessner, for his part, never once used e-mail and was completely ignorant about computers. That’s not because he was a technophobe but because he died in 1565. His warnings referred to the seemingly unmanageable flood of information unleashed by the printing press.” A history of media technology scares from the printing press to Facebook. – Burdell

    Calling it “information overload” is incorrect because it blames the information. What it actually is is “information overindulgence”. – BLiggy



  3. this is stupid. tall guy made me post this. stupid creepy cats. – Pancakes

  4. An old guy dances to Lady Gaga (hat tip to Chris Calon) – BLiggy

  5. this is cute. – Pancakes


  6. Wanting to boycott BP is an understandable reaction, but the author of this article takes the stance that it’s easier said than done. Like many gigantic corporations, they have many sticks in many fires. — Burdell

  7. I guess I kind of get this, but if it was me I’d be suing because my employer gave me a crappy Blackberry instead of an iPhone. Have you ever used one of these things? I hate them. – BLiggy

  8. Word. – BLiggy, Burdell & Pancakes