Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Information, lots and lots of information

I listen to quite a few podcasts. I feel chronically behind in my
podcast listening.
Part of the problem is how eclectic my interests are. Perhaps if I
only listened to knitting podcasts I wouldn't feel so overwhelmed by
the amount of information available to me each day.
I have a selection of freeware RSS readers for Mac OS on my system.
While I'm interested in using one, the process of setting one up is
rather daunting.
I also subscribe to several email lists. Do I read them? Hardly ever.
I do seem to take in audio information far more readily than visual
information. I don't think that warrants a judgement call. However,
there is a great deal of information out there that I can only access
in a textual form. Yes, I have the option of using text-to-speech to
access textual information. However, I haven't figured out how to
listen to two things at once and take anything substantial from either.
That said, if I try to read something and listen to something at the
same time, I really feel that I do both a disservice.
There is so much information available to me. I'd like to be able to
take as much of it in as possible. Doing things in a half-assed way
just doesn't appeal to me.
If I take in too much information, then I can't process what I take
in. What good is taking in information if I don't think about it?
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