Clay Shirky came into the office yesterday.
One of the many interesting points he made was people moan about there being information overload these days, which is nonsense, ever since Gutenberg it's been impossible to keep up with all the "information".
What's changed is that your filters don't work as well as they used to. The filters you use to choose which books you read don't work for the internet, twitter, 24 hours news etc etc.
I love this.
If we distill that as - there isn't too much information, you just need better filters - you can then swap information for almost anything and it still works.
There isn't too much TV, you just need better filters.
There isn't too much email, you just need better filters.
There aren't too many meetings, you just need better filters.
Interesting thought to apply to work. What filters do you need to be able to get stuff done? How do you create better filters? How can you make filters that others would find useful.
Systems. Filters. Good.