Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Healthy Information Diet: The Case for Conscious Consumption

Maria Popova; Brain Pickings, The Atlantic, Jan, 23, 2012

From the review: “I was thrilled for the release of Clay Johnson's The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption -- an intelligent manifesto for optimizing the 11 hours we spend consuming information on any given day (a number that, for some of us, might be frighteningly higher) in a way that serves our intellectual, creative, and psychological well-being. Johnson -- best known for directing Sunlight Labs at government transparency operation Sunlight Foundation -- draws a parallel between the industrialization of food, which at once allowed for ever-greater efficiency and reined in an obesity epidemic, and the industrialization of information, arguing that blaming the abundance of information itself is as absurd as blaming the abundance of food for obesity.” Read more

See Also
The Information Diet - The Case for Conscious Consumption
Clay A. Johnson