Your Attention Has Reached The Poverty Level

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Back in 1971, Nobel Prize winning economist Herbert Simon wrote:

“What information consumes is rather obvious. It consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.”

That was in 1971… here are a list of the best inventions of 1971

  • The dot-matrix printer
  • The food processor
  • The liquid-crystal display (LCD)
  • The microprocessor
  • VCR or videocassette
  • Email

Herbert was pointing this out years before: cell phones, text messaging, AOL, instant messaging, snapchat, twitter, instagram, redditt, 24 hour news.. the list goes on.

What is consuming your attention?

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