If you’ve ever tried to reduce the amount of food you tuck into, you’ll recognize the metaphor that runs through The Information Diet by Clay A. Johnson. Just as many of us eat too much, many of us stagger under the weight of largely meaningless, trivial, or unreliable data.
All day and night, we allow the Internet, e-mail, text messages, cable television, radio — you name the source — to take up our available attention and blunt our judgment. This month, Windows Secrets subscribers can download an excerpt: Chapter 10, “How to Consume,” in which Johnson gives us wise and practical advice for managing the intake.
In case you need to go on an information diet
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All Windows Secrets articles posted on 2012-07-26:
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- Lounge Life Managing your e-mail by understanding it
- Wacky Web Week Three inanimate dancers: kite choreography
- Bonus Download In case you need to go on an information diet
- LangaList Plus SYSTEM_DRV and other mystery partitions
- Best Hardware These days, it’s all about connections
- Patch Watch It’s time to do some patch housecleaning
- Patch Watch Better system security: Patch it or remove it
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