Information Overload

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald once again trudges through the area of information overload.

But, instead of focussing on how you can filter, this one focusses on how you can reduce the load for everyone else.

Amusingly enough, that's how this web site started. In my zeal to send out what I thought was interesting information to friends, I was sending way too many email messages. So, I decided to move to the blog format in order to reduce that load.

But, it does raise the question of whether any of the things on this site really matter.

Anything I put on this site, I put here for one of a few reasons:

  • It's an answer to a question I'm asked that I believe I'll be asked again. An example of this is the GPRS configuration for GSM phones running on the T-Mobile network.
  • It's an original opinion piece that I want to espouse to the rest of the world (or at least the 2-3 people who read the site). These would be things like my movie reviews.
  • It's a news story, or other site, that I felt was interesting enough not to lose track of. Instead of just bookmarking it, I put an entry here with some further information.
  • And last, but certainly not least, it is funny to me, and I believe it may be funny to others. (See the Meow Mix CEO story).