“The entire ideology of information technology for the last 50 years has been that more information is better, that mass producing information is better,” he says. | But the net is now so much an machine with all the answers instantly, it has mutated into a “procrastination apparatus”, which spews information without much prioritisation Dr Nielsen argues. —Jo Twist —Web guru fights info pollution (BBC)
A good interview with Jakob Nielsen. The bit about procrastination isn’t new to anyone who’s spent time on a college campus recently… and I’m definitely guilty of using my blog as a way to convince myself I’m being productive when I’ve got ten or fifteen minutes to kill… when in reality, I often read gad about online for an hour or more before I find something that really motivates me to blog.
P.S. Jo Twist? Really?