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  •  The Cult of Information (2+ / 0-)
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    alabamaliberal, teacherken

    that Theodore Roszak described in his 1970 classic of that name sheds a harsh light on why so many people think we can do without the 25%. I don't believe we can.

    I am also reminded of T.S. Eliot's "The Rock" in which he writes:

    Where is the Life we have lost in living?
    Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
    Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
    There's something very Pareto-like about all this: most companies generate 80% of their profits from 20% of their products. Analogously, it would be the 25% we lose that would most likely be most beneficial for all of us.

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