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Scott’s Thoughts: Choose Your Fuel

“People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.” -A. J. Liebling, American journalist. Imagine it’s the morning of a road race you’ve been training to run for six weeks. When you get out of bed that morning, you know you’re going to need a breakfast that will help power you through the miles [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Stories

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” Robert Frost, American poet One of the great hazards we face online is the propensity to get stuck in our own “echo chamber” of information. As we self-select our sources (and advertisers foist images and messages based on our [...]

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Next Draft Improves Your Information Intake

Clay Shirky, in one of his┬ámost famous talks about information overloadsaid that the problem with the internet isn’t information overload, but filter failure. His thesis: The flood of information isn’t the problem, it’s the failure of tools to help us curate the signal from the noise. Given that your attention is a precious commodity, consider [...]

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