Monday, February 2, 2009

How More Information Leads To Less Knowledge...

In an article in the current issue of Wired titled "Manufacturing Confusion," Clive Thomson makes this observation: "After years of celebrating the information revolution, we need to focus on the countervailing force: The disinformation revolution."

In reference to the Internet, Thomson states, "People graze all day on information tailored to their existing world-view. And when bloggers and talking heads actually engage in debate, it often consists of pelting one another with mutually contradictory studies they've Googled."

Thomson concludes the article this way: "The most important thing these days might just be knowing what we know."

So... do you feel the information you have access to is making you more, or less, knowledgeable?