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Information Excess and Lack of Purpose? | 9 comments
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by Anonymous Stranger on Fri Oct 3rd, 2003 at 06:09:25 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME

For Robert the Internet is too wide a field to not aimlessly get lost and perhaps waste time. I loved the metaphor of the passing ships on the sea that followed. Towards the end of his post Robert comments that the mass of information online can be overwhelming. After the initial floating years I am now quite focused on where to get my news, where to look for artistic inspiration, where to find communication and intellectual exchange. Search engines play into this also. Mainly for the German speakers among us-- I found Vivisimo, a cluster search engine quite useful, and also Wikipedia. To stop rambling- I would not blame the technologies per se- they are not inherently good or bad even if developed with military intentions and funding- much of the net is what we claim back or refuse to give up.

Information Excess and Lack of Purpose? | 9 comments


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