How to cope with information overload
Author: Andy Tattersall
Excerpt: To consider how being constantly connected through computers and mobile devices has encroached on our working lives, consider the parable about the frog in a pan of boiling water.
A frog in a pan of cold water that is gently heated will not realize it's boiling to death if the change is sufficiently gradual. In the same way, the web has affected our attention span and so our productivity -- slowly but surely the heat of distraction has increased as decades of internet evolution has added email, websites, instant messaging, forums, social media and video.
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