Tag Archive | Information

In Formation?

“[What information consumes is] the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” This quote is attributed to Herbert Simon, a 1978 Nobel winner in economics. I saw it recently and my mind starting wandering… The quote seems to be a clever comment about the overabundance of information (much […]

Personal Information Or Personnel In Formation?

I blocked cookies from my iPad today and when I tried to log in to WordPress I saw this: “ERROR: cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress.” Then, I tried to access “my” e-mail account. I saw this: “Sign in with your Optimum ID” It got […]

The Religion of Science

Is science becoming a religion in its own right today the way Capitalism has? Most standard religions are steeped in superstition and people who regard themselves as intelligent these days dismiss them as irrelevant. This is a good thing, for the most part. In this modern age of miniature computers, electronic devices and instant communication; […]