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The Internet, and all it has come to include, is the most powerful interruption technology ever invented. It slices and dices our focus, fractures and distracts it, gives us less and less of more and more. It prompts us to skim, scan, and skip rather than immerse ourselves in any one thing.
As the Nobel Prize winning economist Herbert Simon put it so presciently, back in 1970, even before there was an Internet: “What information consumes is rather obvious. It consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.”
|—||You Are Not A Computer (Try As You May) - Tony Schwartz - Harvard Business Review (via futuristgerd)|