Sunday, April 29, 2012

Information Diet

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Healthy information consumption habits are about more than productivity and efficiency. They're about your personal health, and the health of society. Just as junk food can lead to obesity, junk information can lead to new forms of ignorance. The Information Diet provides a framework for consuming information in a healthy way,

Podcast: Hanselminutes with Richard Campbell A premise of the book (by Richard's explanation) is that "follow the money" for news source indicates that since advertises are playing, focus is not on informing, but on keeping audience interested, to watch advertising... And the way to reduce cost is reduce expense on good journalism, just re-package information from common sources... Junk info...

The book starts with a quote from Steve Jobs:
"When you're young, you look at television and think, There's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That's a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It's the truth."