I’m trying to separate the SIGNAL from the NOISE.
Once upon a time, information was scarce, like music. You had to hunt for it, no one was pointing a fire hose at your face, which is what logging on to the Internet is like. It’s a tsunami of information. Time is limited. Where do you place your attention?
According to Eric Schmidt of Google, today we generate more data in a single day than the entire world created prior to 2003.
“Noise” means…useless information.
I got that from this month’s story on Nate Silver in “Fast Company”:
I can not recommend the article. The facts are there, but the narrative is less than incredible.
And I only have time for incredible.
And so do you.