Information glut

November 6th, 2004 § Three comments

I have too many sources of information—too many weblogs whose news feeds I track; too many local and national newspapers that I read every week, or day; too many magazines filling my mailbox. As much as I enjoy reading miscellany from around the globe, I’m a graduate student, so my job, almost by definition, is to focus my attention on a relatively narrow area. Right now, my head is so cluttered that it’s tough to focus on anything.

I’ve dropped a few weblogs from the list already, and I’ll probably drop more over the next week. My hope is that this will usher in a new era of hyperproductivity, enabling me to finish my professional report at the speed of light. Failing that, perhaps I’ll have time to learn how to play the borrowed guitar that’s sitting in my living room, taunting me with its mysterious frets.

Three comments

  • christine says:

    y’know I’ve been meaning to teach myself guitar for like 9 years now. Perhaps we could, like, get together and jam sometime… that is, after you become more productive :-)

  • throgers says:

    Didn’t Einstein prove that, as PRs approach the speed of light, time actually slows down? I’d be careful about that if I were you- you could be forever stuck between Showplace Square and, uh, Alpha Centuri.

  • dumptruck says:

    Stop reading blogs, newspapers, and magazines. I know the end of the semester is looming and you’ve got plenty to do, but do you know how long it’s been since you’ve posted anything here? C’mon, Jeff. Entertain me!

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