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Working my way back to zero. [Oct. 7th, 2008|09:16 am]
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Having been almost completely off the grid for two weeks means coming back to a lot of email, blog posts, webcomics, and other sources of news and information.  Some people declare ‘information bankruptcy’ as a way to deal with it, but I’m slogging through pretty well on a priority scheme.  You’d think this is a problem of information overload, but I like Clay Shirky’s thought process on the problem, so I’m going to look at the problem from a different angle; it’s not that I have too much information, is that normally I filter this information on a real-time chronology so I get it in small chunks.  Taken that way, I don’t generally need to institute a prioritization scheme, excepting a very high level (work e-mail and voicemail first, other email and voicemail second, blogs and twitter and other time-sensitive items third, webcomics and other cruft last).  When the filter of chronology breaks, as it has for no, I need to handle things differently.  So, apologies if it takes me a little while to get around to whatever it is.  It’s on my queue, but now I have to do OoOE instead of FIFO.  Here’s Mr. Shirky’s discussion of the issue:

Originally published at lebor.net. You can comment here or there.


[User Picture]From: umbran
2008-10-07 04:46 pm (UTC)
*blink*. Even just 5 minutes into that clip, I am struck by the epiphany of how right he is...
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