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Is Your Information Diet Full of Junk Food?

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Clay Johnson’s new book “The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption” makes the case that “much as a poor diet gives us a variety of diseases, poor information diets give us new forms of ignorance — ignorance that comes not from a lack of information, but from overconsumption of it.”

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The Neurological and Creative Toll of Digital Overload

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If you’re like a lot of people, during your work day you might check 40 websites. You could be switching between programs such as Word and Excel and your email application 36 times an hour.

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Wanted: Time to Think

In her biography of the Nobel Prizewinning geneticist Barbara McClintock, Evelyn Fox Keller asks, “What enabled McClintock to see further and deeper into the mysteries of genetics than her colleagues?”1 Keller answers that McClintock was able to take the time to look and to hear what the material had to

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Too much Web 2.0?

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Who has time to keep up with more social networking sites? There's an interesting dialogue going on about that question at the New York Times'  Bits blog. Reporter Claire Cain Miller raised the question of whether new Web 2.0

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