Data Smog

picked up a book today from the used book shop - “data smog” by david shenk and in spite of it being delightfully quaint (from the late 90s) on the nature of the internet, etc. it is also very prescient. which is sad mostly because of the whole “the warnings were there” aspect of things.

as for being interesting…it is…but it’s mostly just interesting in one of those surreal ways where someone picks up a future world speculation in the heady days before the dotcom burst and september 11.

it all makes me nostalgic for hope and bright skies.

regardless, the irony of reading about information glut and then cranking out information isn’t lost on me. at least i’m limiting it to this site where it’s semi-contained and unlikely to spread.