A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention


In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes.

What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients.

Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.


-- Herbert A. Simon (Nobel Prize 1978)


We know where you are.
We know where you've been.
We can more or less know what you're thinking about.

-- Eric Schmidt (Google)
Washington Ideas Forum


If you have something
that you don't want anyone to know
maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place.

-- Eric Schmidt (Google)
CNBC Interview


I don't know why.
They "trust me"
Dumb fucks.

-- Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)
Business Insider


If you're not paying for something,
you're not the customer,
you're the product being sold.

-- Andrew Lewis (CANADA)

Privacy defines the Individual.
If everyone knows everything, then there is no difference between anyone.


-- 88.io Architect

Dent in the Universe


Playboy Magazine, February 1985, Page 59


-- Steve Jobs