I don’t have a reference, but I remember reading once that the amount of news that a frontier family (early 1800s) would have learned over the course of a lifetime, would be equivalent to one of today’s daily newspapers. I am professedly an information devotee. Almost all of mine comes from internet.
Since the article discusses it, I thought about where I get my information. I suppose that my regular, weekly routine of information intake would come from internet (50%), print (25%), music (10%), radio (10%) and TV (5%).
This Times article states that Americans consume approximately 34 gigabytes of information every day. Is this a glut, or is this just who we are.
Is it bad?