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‘Not Nothing’ Tries to Capture the Artist Ray Johnson - NYTimes.com
"The Siglio book, edited by the poet Elizabeth Zuba, spans most of this history. The first entries, from the mid-1950s, are pure text, blocks of single-space typed prose. Gertrude Stein’s cut-and-paste approach to language is an obvious influence, jazzed up by Johnson’s penchant, verging on compulsion, for associative wordplay and puns.

Even when his work was text-intensive, though, he had an eye alert to shaping it visually. In a second 1950s piece composed of lists of isolated phrases — “Virginia gets tomahawk,” “regards têtes” — he slanted the lists diagonally across the page and turned half the phrases upside down, a graphic that could have been realized only by a radical reimagining of what a typewriter could do.

Johnson had his art heroes — Joseph Cornell, Kurt Schwitters, Allan Kaprow, the Fluxus founder George Maciunas — whom he acknowledged in his correspondence work, placing their names alongside those of pop stars, art world potentates and personal friends. Name-dropping, if that’s what this was, is a recurrent feature of Johnson’s art, but it’s different than Warhol’s celebrity chasing.

Like Warhol, Johnson had an appetite for glamour and the politics of who-knows-who. But he was impatient with hierarchy. Warhol was a worshiper, Johnson a collector, a cataloger. In his work the same plane of importance is occupied by Marcel Duchamp, Anita O’Day and Toby Spiselman, a Long Island friend. It’s hard to imagine Warhol heading up an Anna May Wong fan club, but Johnson did. There’s a sense that for him all names are equivalent in value, are all collage elements, all “nothings,” or rather somethings, equally useful and even soothing in their sameness.

This is not to say that Johnson’s correspondences are embracing and warm. “Every letter I write is not a love letter,” he once wrote, and he wasn’t kidding. Wary distance was Johnson’s default position. When writing to people he didn’t know — Jacques Derrida, say — he could sound jumpy and twisty or haughty. Even in letters to close friends, like the historian William S. Wilson, his most astute biographer, Johnson tended to dance around difficult, intimate subjects.

He would almost certainly have leveled a cool stare at the 21st-century interest — amounting to a faith — in collectivity, collaboration and social practice as utopian models. Mail art, on the surface, looked democratic, nonelitist, even populist; theoretically, anyone could join in. Yet Johnson’s reports from New York Correspondence School meetings speak of members who were summarily banished from the roster for some infraction or other. Johnson himself, in what feels like a punitive spirit, dropped people from his mailing list. Was such policing meant to be tongue-in-cheek, mocking how the real world operated? Impossible to say. Johnson wore ambiguity like a shield.

Occasionally, though, we see him let down his guard, as in a 1975 letter: “I just can’t take it. Overload. My history is too much for me. By the way, the big emotional event of the year is the departure of Richard Lippold with a young Italian.”

For all the zany exuberance surrounding Johnson’s role as mail-art webmaster, there’s a lot of darkness in the book. Death is a running theme, in Johnson’s tight-lipped bulletins on the demise of artists (Albers, Eva Hesse) and weirdly repeated mentions of dead cats. He describes, with gusto, crushing insects in his apartment, and recounts, with bizarre hilarity, the killing of a rooster he witnessed at a boozy art party. His attitude in the telling is beyond irreverence, close to delight.

But was it really? Any conclusions drawn about Johnson’s psychology from his writing must be provisional. He was a master at covering his tracks. Even friends like Mr. Wilson, a frequent presence in his correspondence, felt they barely knew him. He might as well have been the E. T. that he sometimes looked like. We read the correspondences of artists and writers in search of some truth beyond what they give us in their work. But the only sure truth about Johnson is the work: pioneering, stimulating, witty, angry, exasperating and like no other. If there’s a lot we can’t know, that’s O.K. Mystery is part of his beauty and his lastingness."

[See also: https://pinboard.in/u:robertogreco/b:31e2f33614a6
http://kaleidoscope-press.com/2014/06/readray-johnsons-bookspublished-by-siglio-press/
http://sigliopress.com/book/not-nothing/
http://sigliopress.com/book/the-paper-snake/ ]
rayjohnson  collection  catalogs  lists  namedropping  hollandcotter  104  elizabethzuba  blackmountaincollege  bmc  mailart  art  overload  nothings  happenings  concretepoetry  poetry  writing  letters  fluxus  georgemaciunas  allankaprow  josephcornell  kurtschwitters  hierarchy  horizontality  death  irreverence  newyorkcorrespndenceschool  collectivity  collaboration  socialpracticeart  collectivism  ambiguity  2014  books 
august 2014 by robertogreco
Information overload, the early years - The Boston Globe
"What we share with our ancestors, though, is the sense of excess. Most Internet searches will turn up vastly more results than can be used. Too much of the bad stuff, not enough of the good, has been the subtext of complaints about overload from the beginning. But like the early modern compilers, we too are devising ways to cope. In many ways, our key methods of coping with overload haven’t changed since the 16th century: We still need to select, summarize, and sort, and ultimately need human judgment and attention to guide the process."
history  digitalhumanities  internet  media  infooverload  books  socialmedia  ideas  technology  information  culture  overload  from delicious
november 2010 by robertogreco
On Distraction by Alain de Botton, City Journal Spring 2010
"To sit still and think, without succumbing to an anxious reach for a machine, has become almost impossible. ... A student pursuing a degree in the humanities can expect to run through 1,000 books before graduation day. A wealthy family in England in 1250 might have owned three books: a Bible, a collection of prayers, and a life of the saints—this modestly sized library nevertheless costing as much as a cottage. The painstaking craftsmanship of a pre-Gutenberg Bible was evidence of a society that could not afford to make room for an unlimited range of works but also welcomed restriction as the basis for proper engagement with a set of ideas.
attention  concentration  culture  distraction  media  web  reading  reflection  alaindebotton  infooverload  productivity  philosophy  brain  overload  information  internet  journalism  books  creativity 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Some ditch social networks to reclaim time, privacy - USATODAY.com
"As the social networking train gathers momentum, some riders are getting off.

Their reasons run the gamut from being besieged by online "friends" who aren't really friends to lingering concerns over where their messages and photos might materialize. If there's a common theme to their exodus, it's the nagging sense that a time-sucking habit was taking the "real" out of life."
facebook  exodus  twitter  flickr  socialmedia  privacy  fatigue  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  networking  linkedin  overload  technology  social 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Black&White™ — Slaves of the feed – This is not the realtime we’ve been looking for
"Constantly checking our feeds for new information, we seem to be hoping to discover something of interest, something that we can share with our networks, something that we can use, something that we can talk about, something that we can act on, something we didn’t know we didn’t know.

It almost seems like an obsession and many critics of digital technology would argue that by consuming information this way we are running the danger of destroying social interaction between humans. One might even say that we have become slaves of the feed."
aggregation  rss  overload  feeds  information  attention  twitter  realtime  internet  cv  infooverload  flow  filtering  curation 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Informing Ourselves To Death
[See also: http://snarkmarket.com/blog/snarkives/briefly_noted/capitalism_and_the_clock/]

"Here is what Henry David Thoreau told us: "All our inventions are but improved means to an unimproved end." Here is what Goethe told us: "One should, each day, try to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it is possible, speak a few reasonable words." And here is what Socrates told us: "The unexamined life is not worth living." And here is what the prophet Micah told us: "What does the Lord require of thee but to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God?" And I can tell you -- if I had the time (although you all know it well enough) -- what Confucius, Isaiah, Jesus, Mohammed, the Buddha, Spinoza and Shakespeare told us. It is all the same: There is no escaping from ourselves. The human dilemma is as it has always been, and we solve nothing fundamental by cloaking ourselves in technological glory."
neilpostman  overload  technology  education  culture  society  science  research  philosophy  information  knowledge  computing  cv  infooverload  teaching  communication  writing  media 
march 2009 by robertogreco
The Technium: Neo-Amish Drop Outs
"The legendary computer scientist Donald Knuth doesn't do email, or blogs...although he used to. He still has a web page where he articulates his reasons for being off email. He once told me, "Rather than trying to stay on top of things, I am trying to get to the bottom of things." Thus his dropping out of instant communication." ... "Lots of people complain about being overloaded with email, blogs, twitter, and so on. But very few who complain reach the ultimate logical solution: turn it all off. I am interested in heavily mediated folks who drop out. Not partially, only once in a while, on sabbatical, but drop off the internet completely. Are they happy now? Don Knuth seems happy and productive. How do others manage? Do they become a recluse, like the Unabomber? Do they form communities with the like minded? Or, are internet drops so rare that they are simple statistical outliers? I know about the traditional Amish; they don't count because they have never been wired."
neo-amish  technology  luddism  email  overload  infooverload  kevinkelly  attention  distraction  internet  information  communication  concentration  luddites  amish  donaldknuth 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Digital Overload Is Frying Our Brains | Wired Science from Wired.com
"Paying attention isn't a simple act of self-discipline, but a cognitive ability with deep neurobiological roots — and this complex faculty, says Maggie Jackson, is being woefully undermined by how we're living.

In Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age, Jackson explores the effects of "our high-speed, overloaded, split-focus and even cybercentric society" on attention. It's not a pretty picture: a never-ending stream of phone calls, e-mails, instant messages, text messages and tweets is part of an institutionalized culture of interruption, and makes it hard to concentrate and think creatively. Of course, every modern age is troubled by its new technologies. "The telegraph might have done just as much to the psyche [of] Victorians as the Blackberry does to us," said Jackson. "But at the same time, that doesn't mean that nothing has changed. The question is, how do we confront our own challenges?" Wired.com talked to Jackson about attention and its loss."
education  technology  attention  multitasking  singletasking  continuouspartialattention  overload  infooverload  brain  twitter  gtd  computers  productivity  creativity  psychology  memory  distraction  culture  society  neuroscience  stress  maggiejackson  monotasking 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Technology is Great, but Are We Forgetting to Live? - ReadWriteWeb
"The fine line between what's worth documenting and what's not is a hard one to define. We immediately assume that the most important, the biggest, the most incredible moments are those that should be recorded. But it's these very moments that are best to experience live, with our full focus."
technology  life  digitalnatives  balance  socialmedia  lifestreaming  culture  addiction  alienation  readwriteweb  firstlife  mobile  phones  digital  digitalcameras  recording  engagement  twitter  facebook  friendfeed  overload  sidelining  inbescreen  cameras 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Wiki:this very short warning | Social Media CoLab
"This is definitely related to the mindfulness-about-laptops-in-class issue. The technology has leaped ahead of social norms -- the ways we integrate social processes like college courses with media like Wi-Fi. So I'm interested -- as you should be -- in finding what the advantages and dangers of unfettered use of laptops during class meetings are, then exploring ways to leverage the advantages and avoid the dangers. My hypothesis, formulated inductively by experimenting with four previous classes, is that it's a mixture of attention-training (just as note-taking is a form of attention-training) and social norms (if most people put their laptop away most of the time, when they aren't using it to look up something class-related, then most people will be able to Facebook, email, or Twitter part of the time). So there is a collective action social dilemma involved, akin to the tragedy of the commons. Individual self-interest, if aggregated enough, can act counter to the interests of all."
learning  laptops  society  etiquette  teaching  information  multitasking  attention  pedagogy  overload  filtering  via:preoccupations  newmedia  flow  time  rss  gtd  socialmedia 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Interview with Clay Shirky, Part I : CJR - “There’s always a new Luddism whenever there’s change.”
"I’m just so impatient with the argument that the world should be slowed down to help people who aren’t smart enough to understand what’s going on. It’s in part because I grew up in a generation that benefited enormously from not doing that. Right? The baby boomers, when we were young, we had zero, zero patience for the idea that people who are in their fifties in the ’70s and ’80s should somehow be shielded from cultural changes because somehow the stuff that we were doing was upsetting them. So, now it’s our turn and we ought to just suck it up."
technology  clayshirky  generations  culture  overload  newmedia  journalism  reading  brain  attention  change  media  history  interviews  literacy  thinking  filtering  information  internet  future  web 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Tarina - Teemu Arina’s blog on networked learning, knowlege and collaboration in organizations » Blog Archive » Subliminal pattern recognition and RSS readers
"This is exactly why those people who use RSS readers to scan through thousands of feeds, read blog posts from various decentrally connected sources and who engage themselves into assembling multiple unrelated sources of information into one (probing connections between them) have much greater ability to sense and respond to changing conditions in increasingly complex environments than those who read only the major newspapers, watch only the major news networks and don’t put themselves into a difficult situation of being hammered with a lot of stuff at once. Linear, intentional learning was how you learned in the past. Enter nonlinear, visually active way of learning of the future."
rss  overload  knowledge  networkedlearning  information  flow  generalists  filtering  stress  insight  teemuarina  learning  connections  gamechanging 
november 2008 by robertogreco
RIP: Returned Every Email - O'Reilly Radar
"eFree 1. Reply all is usually a bad idea. 
2. If you’re cc’d, there’s no need to reply.
 3. A short, thoughtful email gets a quicker response. Long emails are read last.
 4. If this issue cannot be resolved in 3 emails, consider scheduling a
communication  email  time  productivity  overload  lindastone  im  work  howto 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Pasta&Vinegar » Blog Archive » information overload in 1613 [Barnaby Rich (1580-1617), writing in 1613]
“one of the diseases of this age is the multiplicity of books; they doth so overcharge the world that it is not able to digest the abundance of idle matter that is every day hatched and brought forth into the world“
overload  infooverload  history  books  reafing  information 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Info Overload - ReadWriteWeb [part 2 : http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/info_overload_what_can_we_do.php]
"The end result is fractured attention where the big loss comes from the time it takes to recover from the interruption and get back to work."..."These "productivity" apps, it seems, by their very nature, have been designed to steal our focus."
attention  overload  infooverload  time  continuouspartialattention  productivity  work  internet  web  online  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  socialsoftware 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Andrew McAfee - Harbors in the Ocean of E-mail [illustration: http://www.wikinomics.com/blog/uploads/frowning_email.jpg]
"problem with using e-mail for all communications...used for...even those that aren’t time-critical, personal, private, or salient...also...used to coordinate multi-person creation of documents, presentations, & spreadsheets, a task at which it’s abys
collaboration  email  productivity  wiki  wikis  communication  overload  socialnetworks  via:preoccupations 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Linda Stone: Is it Time to Retire the Never-Ending List? - Living on The Huffington Post
"In the cases where people reported managing their time, they more often reported experiencing burn-out, they didn't know how much longer they could go on at their particular job or lifestyle. There was often a sense of helplessness and overwhelm."

[also posted at: http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2008/06/is-it-time-to-retire-the-never.html ]
lindastone  productivity  gtd  management  time  lifehacks  burnout  overload  efficiency  clutter  attention  organization  lists  howto  focus  work  simplicity  life  gamechanging  psychology  continuouspartialattention 
june 2008 by robertogreco
A quiet retreat from the busy information commons « Jon Udell
"[need] to develop strategies that enable us to graze on info in most effective ways...experience sustained attention, deep reading, quiet contemplation...technology sometimes gives back with one hand what it takes away with the other"
attention  internet  continuouspartialattention  via:preoccupations  nicholascarr  technology  overload  concentration 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Mind Hacks: Web making us worried, but probably not stupid [regarding Nicholas Carr's Is Google Making Us Stupid"]
"While the Atlantic article warns against conclusions drawn from anecdotes, it is almost entirely anecdotal. Tellingly, it quotes not a single study that has measured any of the things mentioned as a concern by the author or anyone else."
psychology  videogames  attention  technology  fear  add  adhd  computers  internet  nicholascarr  continuouspartialattention  reading  google  concentration  focus  brain  web  online  productivity  research  information  overload  flow  neuroscience  writing  cognition  cognitive  memory 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Is Google Making Us Stupid? - What the Internet is doing to our brains
"When I mention my troubles with reading to friends and acquaintances—literary types, most of them—many say they’re having similar experiences. The more they use the Web, the more they have to fight to stay focused on long pieces of writing."
google  concentration  attention  focus  brain  nicholascarr  technology  web  internet  online  productivity  continuouspartialattention  research  information  overload  flow  neuroscience  psychology  reading  writing  cognition  cognitive  memory 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Why Online "Noise" is Good For You - ReadWriteWeb
"Social media noise is an essential part of learning and living on the web. Hear are some reasons why.: Unexpected opportunities, Future Needs, Maximizing Recall, General Knowledge, Personal Growth"
socialnetworking  socialmedia  noise  technology  complexity  serendipity  overload  aggregator  skimming  conversation  filtering  socialnetworks  lifestreams  learning  memory  rss  online  twitter 
june 2008 by robertogreco
8 Useful Tips To Manage And Avoid RSS Overload
"Make a ' Primary ' or ' Everyday ' Folder, Make a ' News ' Folder, Use Keyboard Shortcuts, Track your time, Create an ' Unread ' Folder, Mark all as read when required, Search, Analyze once in a while"
feeds  howto  gtd  rss  overload  management  tips 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Tips For Dealing With Information Overload
"I sent a couple of people the following question: “What are your top tips for dealing with information overflow?” Here are some of their answers"
information  productivity  overload  attention  informationmanagement  hacks  multitasking  infooverload  GTD  lifehacks 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Web Worker Daily » Archive 3 Ways to Focus Your Attention «
"1. Set up “virtual flappers. (Google News + Google Blog Search into RSS feed) 2. Rely on other eyes. (Twitter and Del.icio.us networks) 3. Train your brain. (getting enough sleep and eating regular meals)"
productivity  attention  overload  howto  del.icio.us  information  workflow 
may 2008 by robertogreco
The Stats Are In: You're Just Skimming This Article - ReadWriteWeb
"Are there people who have a natural ability to scan and process massive amounts of information, yet still be able to find the signal amongst the noise?"
reading  web  productivity  usability  internet  information  statistics  overload  readwriteweb  feeds  rss 
may 2008 by robertogreco
FriendFeed is too much info - Laughing Meme
"one of my rare visits to FriendFeed...reminded [me] that I consistently regret it. Breaking down those contextual walls means I consistently like the people I find there less then I did when I was able to interact with them in isolated manners"
socialnetworking  socialmedia  aggregator  content  privacy  friendfeed  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  ambientintimacy  overload  information  lifestreams  via:migurski 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Cory Doctorow: How to stop your inbox exploding | Technology | guardian.co.uk
"1. Sort your inbox by subject 2. Colour-code messages from known senders 3. Kill people who make you crazy 4. Half-resign from mailing lists 5. Keep a pending list"
lifehacks  productivity  internet  tips  organization  gtd  overload  howto  corydoctorow  email 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Internet Evolution - Cory Doctorow - The Pleasures of Uninterrupted Communication
"You'd think that I ran some kind of IM in the background, and picked up the phone a dozen times a day to chat...You'd be wrong. But once you add an interruptive medium like IM, unscheduled calls, or pop-up notifiers of mail, flow turns into chop."
attention  communication  email  internet  overload  productivity  emailapnea  continuouspartialattention  alwayson  flow  technology  GTD  corydoctorow  online  writing  multitasking  im  addiction  culture  information  mobile  work  web 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Why We're Powerless To Resist Grazing On Endless Web Data - Portals - WSJ.com
It is something we seem hard-wired to do, says Dr. Biederman. When you find new information, you get an opioid hit, and we are junkies for those. You might call us 'infovores.' "
addiction  internet  information  psychology  brain  web  online  neuroscience  learning  boredom  knowledge  overload 
march 2008 by robertogreco
I Need a Virtual Break. No, Really. - New York Times
"movement to unplug appears to be gaining traction everywhere, from blogosphere, where wired types like Ariel Meadow Stallings brag about turning off screen 1 day/ week (& how many books they’ve read this year), to corporate world."
overload  balance  life  information  online  internet  lifehacks  trends 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Caterina.net: David Foster Wallace and Total Noise
"...Or let's not even mention the amount of research, background, cross-checking, corroboration, and rhetorical parsing required to understand the cataclysm of Iraq, the collapse of congressional oversight, the ideology of neoconservatism, the legal status of presidential signing statements, the political marriage of evangelical Protestantism and corporatist laissez-faire ... There's no way. You'd simply drown. We all would. It's amazing to me that no one much talks about this -- about the fact that whatever our founders and framers thought of as a literate, informed citizenry can no longer exist, at least not without a whole new modern degree of subcontracting and dependence packed into what we mean by 'informed.'" - David Foster Wallace + "I've more or less given up trying to grok everything...started to tout the benefits of being ill informed."
davidfosterwallace  via:migurski  information  overload  literacy  politics  knowledge  digital  flow  cv 
february 2008 by robertogreco
So Is That Like an A? - New York Times
"new report card, introduced last November in all of Hartford’s elementary schools. It measures 58 academic, social and behavioral skills and, including other information, can run as long as seven pages."
schools  reportcards  education  children  learning  infooverload  overload  parenting  teaching  students  assessment 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Linda Stone: Just Breathe: Building the case for Email Apnea - Living on The Huffington Post
"Is it only the Big Mac that makes us fat? Or, are we more obese and diabetic because of a combination of holding our breath off and on all day and then failing to move when our bodies have prepared us to do so? Can fifteen minutes of diaphragmatic breath
attention  culture  email  psychology  overload  apnea  sleep  health  lindastone 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Random Etc. : Blog Archive : The Importance of Perspective
“Trout wondered what a child who was just learning to read would make of a message like that. The child would suppose that the message was terrifically important, since somebody had gone to the trouble of writing it in letters so big.”
vonnegut  twitter  writing  blogging  del.icio.us  importance  filtering  information  overload  minutiae  kurtvonnegut 
january 2008 by robertogreco
russell davies: dawdlr - a twitter for the long now
"I've tried to make dawdlr way slower than twitter. I reckon most people I know twitter about twice a day, so dawdlr is going to update twice a year. To try and get people to say what they're doing, you know, more generally."
slow  longnow  twitter  analog  messaging  viral  overload  parody  humor  blogging  socialsoftware  blogs  tumblr 
november 2007 by robertogreco
IM=Interruption Management? Instant Messaging and Disruption in the Workplace
"people who utilize IM at work report being interrupted less frequently than non-users, and they engage in more frequent computer-mediated communication than non-users, including both work-related and personal communication"
attention  continuouspartialattention  concentration  workplace  work  productivity  messaging  im  collaboration  communication  management  time  technology  business  overload  research  workflow  chat  presence 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Trend: Overloaded Kids Turning Low-Tech
"The older generation is rediscovering clouds and craft fairs and kids are turning to activities that involve actual human interactions"
children  youth  technology  overload  society  human  limits  interaction  analog  us  uk  canada  retro  online  internet  web  ebay  simplicity  slow 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Too Much Information? Ignore It - New York Times
"HIS methods include practicing “selective ignorance” — tuning out pointless communiqués, random Twitters, and even world affairs...What has really turned heads is not the specific ideas, Mr. Bronson speculated, but its provocative title."
productivity  work  life  email  overload  information  management  time  balance  myspace  facebook  technology  twitter  society 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Get Excited: Tumblr? Don't Bothr: The Case Against Hyperblogging
"Words have relative values. Someone who talks a lot has less value to their words than someone who rarely speaks. But when that quiet person speaks, people listen. When you publish 20 posts a day, your individual posts lose value."
tumblr  blogging  writing  online  internet  conversation  microblogging  tumblelogs  overload  information 
november 2007 by robertogreco
The Computer for the 21st Century
"ubicomp will help overcome problem of information overload. There is more information available at our fingertips during walk the woods than in any computer system, yet people find a walk among trees relaxing and computers frustrating. Machines that fit
iphone  ubiquitous  ubicomp  internet  interface  interaction  tangible  semanticweb  gamechanging  everyware  future  computing  computers  pervasivecomputing  pervasive  information  overload  data 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Basement.org: Enough With The Lists
"Just as Americans keep piling on stuff and putting it into storage (storage business booming), we just keep accumulating stuff with the desired intention to consume it later. The problem is we can't possibly consume at the pace we're producing."
lists  information  consumerism  consumption  overload  storage  sustainability  gamechanging  internet  online  web  happiness  depression  abundance  value 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Maxed out on social software
"Even when software lets us use our hours more productively, we simply expand the number of tools we use and the number of people we communicate with until we're out of time again."
attention  socialnetworking  social  socialnetworks  socialsoftware  dunbar  gamechanging  networking  overload  continuouspartialattention  time  productivity  information  web2.0  facebook  twitter  del.icio.us  blogs  blogging 
november 2007 by robertogreco
hitherto.net » Blog Archive » Facebook - the “Hotel California” of Social Networks
"for the people I really care about, I have (or should have) far more direct contact with them - phone calls, personal emails, real-life meetings; all of which render the fairly cursory, sterile experience of a Facebook exchange irrelevant"
facebook  socialnetworks  web2.0  overload  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  relationships  email  relevance  excess  networks  networking  ux  design 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Internet Evolution - Cory Doctorow - The Future of Ignoring Things
"The network won't ever become more tractable. There will never be fewer things vying for our online attention. The only answer is better ways and new technology to ignore stuff -- a field that's just being born, with plenty of room to grow."
attention  continuouspartialattention  informationmanagement  software  information  spam  email  filters  productivity  rss  future  corydoctorow  internet  web  trends  technology  memory  overload 
october 2007 by robertogreco
dawdlr
"dawdlr is a global community of friends and strangers answering one simple question: what are you doing, you know, more generally?"
slow  longnow  twitter  analog  messaging  viral  overload  parody  humor  blogging  socialsoftware  blogs  tumblr 
october 2007 by robertogreco
disambiguity - » Gardening Tools for Social Networks
"I want more information to help me ‘fine tune’ my social network so that I can make better decisions about who I include in my network so that I can continually fine tune it in a way that gives me the best ongoing value over time."
socialnetworking  overload  human  limits  scale  information  dopplr  jaiku  socialsoftware  informationmanagement  management  time  ai  recommendations  googlereader  trends  socialnetworks  social  twitter  flickr  del.icio.us  collections  tools  gamechanging  future 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Rising Email Immunity Leads to Conflict over Email Etiquette « Web Worker Daily
"As some people become immune while others retain traditional expectations for email, we’re seeing conflict over exactly how email should be treated."
email  etiquette  communication  society  gtd  productivity  work  internet  business  collaboration  culture  trends  overload  social 
september 2007 by robertogreco

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