Kester has a provocative post on why he's bored with blogging and bored with the "emerging conversation". Much of his frustration would seem to be down to the volume of information that is being produced thus it seems like everyone is in a crowded room trying to talk over each other rather than listen and reflect.
James Potter in Media Literacy notes that "more information has been generated since you were born than the sum total of all information throughout all recorded history up until the time of your birth". So by way of example, "the amount of information produced in 2002 alone is 500,000 times the amount of all the holdings in the Library of Congress", which is around 19 million books.
So how do we deal with all this information? Should we disengage, opt-out or can we develop strategies to protect ourselves from information overload in a way that allows us to experience new things, enter new conversations but in a way that is actually life enhancing? More thoughts on this soon (DV).