Apple (the occasional night looking at technology, spirituality and the world we live in) 9 considers information consumption.
- We have a huge number of feeds coming in via mobiles, the web, email, RSS… But what are we doing with this glut of data?
- With the drip-feed of read text from books and newspapers, our brains were able to assimilate the information and reflect in depth on it, drawing it into knowledge.
- Now, with the advent of hyper-text and the web’s ‘ecosystem of interruption technologies’ studies show that though we have faster data flows, we are unable to process it and turn information into joined-up thought.
- Does this matter for ‘people of the book’? Are we becoming less reflective, and thus growing digitally obese?
Simon Jenkins (shipoffools.com) Gavin O’Carrol (the Digital Health Service) and Jenny Brown (The Awesome Web Company) will debate the issues… with the usual great beer and food, upstairs at The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road.
See more at the Apple site, or Twitter feed: @appletmp. I’m hoping to go, just trying to work out if I can balance my time!!